Major in Environmental Science

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • explain the interdisciplinary nature and complexities of environmental issues
  • apply the scientific method to environmental issues
  • skillfully communicate knowledge of environmental science
  • demonstrate knowledge of environmental conditions so as to promote active participation and social justice

Requirements

56 units

Required (20 units)

  • ENVS 110 Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab
  • ENVS 210 Ecology and Human Impacts w/Lab
  • ENVS 212 Air and Water w/Lab
  • ENVS 250 Environmental Data Analysis
  • ENVS 410 Methods of Environmental Monitoring w/Lab

Required Support (20 units)

Biology (8 units)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II

Chemistry (8 units minimum)

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 112 Laboratory for General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 113 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 114 Laboratory for General Chemistry II

Physics (4 units)

  • PHYS 100 Introductory Physics I

Additional Science (16 units)

12 units minimum from ENVS 300-level courses

  • ENVS 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS 312 Water Resources Analysis w/Lab
  • ENVS 320 Restoration Ecology w/Lab
  • ENVS 321 Wetlands Ecology w/Lab
  • ENVS 330 Environmental and Ecosystem Health
  • ENVS 335 Marine Environments: Problems and Progress
  • ENVS 350 Energy and Environment
  • ENVS 360 Climate Change: Science and Politics
  • ENVS 366 Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 370 Introduction to Landscape Ecology & GIS w/Lab
  • ENVS 380 Environmental Engineering
  • ENVS 390 Undergraduate Special Topics
  • ENVS 498 Advanced Undergraduate Research
  • BAIS 310 Global Environmental Politics
  • ECON 230 Environmental Economics
  • ENVA 363 Environmental Law
  • ENVA 367 Environmental Justice
  • PHIL 244 Environmental Ethics
  • THRS 404 404 Environmental Ethics

Students may select from Undergraduate Research (ENVS 498) or from courses in the Master of Science in Environmental Management program, or the Biology, Chemistry, or Computer Science programs.

Contact Info

Department of Environmental Science

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 426 (415) 422-6553 (415) 422-6387