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Environmental Science

Department: Environmental Science and Studies

This POE is effective fall 2012
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 I

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 10 & BI 105
N, S
ESS 401 Senior Capstone II
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 ESS 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 substiture other upper division courses. Some 200 level courses may be uased in consultation with your advisors.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 305 Environmental Economics
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110
S
ESS 324 Natural Resource Management
3
ESS 100, ESS 110 & BI 121
N
ESS 328 Limnology (currently, only at RFS)
3
ESS 100, ESS 110 & BI 121
N
ESS 330 Geographical Informaiont Systems
4
ESS 100 or ESS 110
ESS 337 Environmental Law
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110
S
 
ESS 350 Field Research Methods
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
N
 
ESS 361 Field Methods in Marine Systems (India)
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
N
Q
ESS 362 Island Ecosystems (India)
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
N
 
ESS 363 Upland Process & Estuaries (India)
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
N
 
ESS 364 Culture, Class & Gender (India)
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
S, I
CA
ESS 380 Sense of Place (only at RFS)
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110 or permission
CA, CW
ESS 410 Water Resourses 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
coreq. 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
corequ BI 350
N
 
BI 432 Environmental Toxicology
3
BI 105 & 1 semester of Chemistry
N
 

Total POE credits = 61 or 62

The ESS 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.

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