Environmental
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Environmental Science POE

The specific requirements of the Environmental Science POE are listed below. Substitutions require permission of the ESS advisors:

Required Courses =18 credits

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

ESS 100

Environmental Systems I

3

 

N

 

ESS 110

Environmental Systems II

3

 

N

 CW

ESS 310

Water Resources  

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission

N

QS

ESS 301

Environmental Methods

3

ESS 100 or permission

N

 

ESS 325

Conservation Biology

3

ESS 100, ESS 110 & BI 105

N

 

EES 401

Senior Capstone *

3

ESS 100, ESS 110&  Sr. standing or permission

N, S

 

 

Two semesters of Chemistry with lab - 8 credits

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

CH 105

Organic Chemistry Concepts I

3

 

N

 

CH 116

Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

Corequisite CH 106

N

 

CH 106

Organic Chemistry Concepts II

3

CH 105, minimum grade C

N

 

CH 118

Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

CH 106 & CH 116

N

 

or

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

CH 114

Intro. Physical Inorganic Chemistry I

4

 

N

QS

CH 115

Intro Physical Inorganic Chemistry II

4

 CH 114

N

QS

 

One semester of Physics with lab - 4 credits

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

PC 200

General Physics I

3

Corequisite PC 206

N

QM

PC 206

Physics Lab I

1

Corequisite PC 200 or PC 202 or PC 204

N

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

PC 202

Introductory Physics I

3

Corequisite PC 206 & MA 130

N

QM

PC 206

Physics Lab I

1

Corequisite PC 200 or PC 202 or PC 204

N

 

Biology Classes - 8 credits

Note – the students may substitute another ecology class for General Ecology and lab with permission.

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

BI 105

Biology Diversity and Ecology

3

 

N

 

BI 121

Biology Lab I

1

Corequisite BI 105

N

QS

BI 300

General Ecology *

3

BI 105 & BI 121 or permission

N

 

BI 301

General Ecology Laboratory *

1

corequisite BI 300

N

 

Statistics - Take one of the following - 3 or 4 credits

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

ESS 230

Environmetrics

3

 

N

QS

BI 305

Biostatistics

4

BI 106 or EES 100

N

QS

Note: the student may take another stat class and substitute for one of the above classes with permission.

Mathematics - 4 credits

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

MA 130

Calculus I

4

 

N

QM

 

Advanced Electives

The student must complete at least 16 credits of additional electives.  Sample choices are provided below. In consultation with their advisors, students may substitute other upper division courses.  Some 200 level courses may be used in consultation with your advisors.

Course Number

Title

Credits

Prerequisites

Dist.

Skills

ESS 305

Environmental Economics

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110

N,S

 

ESS 324

Natural Resource Management

3

ESS 100, ESS 110, & BI 121

N

 

ESS 328

Limnology (currently, only  at RFS)

4

ESS 100, ESS 110, & BI 121

 

 

ESS 330

Geographical Information Systems *

4

ESS 100 or ESS 110

 

 

ESS 337

Environmental Policy Law

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110

S

 

ESS 350

Field Research Methods

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110

 

 

ESS 361

Field Methods. in Marine Sys. (India)

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 ( or Permission)

 

 

ESS 362

Island Ecosystems (India)

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 ( or Permission)

 

 

ESS 363

Upland Proc. and Estuaries (India)

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 ( or Permission)

 

 

ESS 364

Culture, Class and Gender (India)

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 ( or Permission)

 

CA

ESS 380

Sense of Place (only at RFS)

3

ESS 100 & ESS 110 ( or Permission)

 

 

ESS 410

Water Resources II

3

ESS 310

N

QS

BI 305

Biostatistics

4

ESS 100

N

QS

BI 360

Vertebrate Zoology *

3

BI 105 & BI 121

N

 

BI 361

Vertebrate Zoology Lab *

2

Co-Req: BI 360

N

 

BI 323

Mammalogy

3

BI 105

N

 

BI 324

Ornithology

3

BI 105

N

 

BI 327

Botany

4

BI 105

N

 

BI 350

Invertebrate Zoology

2

BI 105

N

 

BI 351

Invertebrate Zoology Lab

2

Co-Req BI 351

N

 

BI 432

Environmental Toxicology

3

BI 105 and 1 semester of Chemistry

N

 

Total POE credits = 61 or 62 credits

The EES Department also offers resident programs at the Raystown Field Station and a Marine Science Program in India. Courses taken in the programs, as well as other programs may substitute directly into your POE. Students interested in these programs should work with their advisors to plan accordingly.

Possible schedule for POE

*courses also offered at the Raystown Field Station