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Environmental Science

Department: Environmental Science and Studies

This POE is effective fall 2012
Required Courses =15 credits
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 100 Environmental Systems I
3

 

N

 

ESS 110 Environmental Systems II
3
 
N
CW
ESS 301 Environmental Methods
3
ESS 100 or permission
N
ESS 325 Conservation Biology
3
ESS 100 & BI 105
N, S
ESS 401 Senior Capstone II
3
ESS 100, Jr or 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
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
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 Biological 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

sophomore standing or permission

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 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 or EB 223 or permission
S
ESS 310 Water Resources I
3
ESS 100
N
QS
ESS 324 Natural Resource Management
3
ESS 100, BI 105 & BI 121
N
ESS 328 Limnology (currently, only at RFS)
3
BI 105, BI 106, ESS 100, ESS 110 or permission
N
ESS 330 Geographical Information Systems
4
ESS 100
ESS 337 Environmental Law
3
ESS 100 or PS 101
S
 
ESS 350 Field Research Methods
3
permission
N
 
ESS 361 Field Methods in Marine Systems (India)
3
GL 111 & ESS 100 & permission
N
Q
ESS 362 Island Ecosystems (India)
3
GL 111 & ESS 100
N
 
ESS 363 Upland Process & Estuaries (India)
3
GL 111 & ESS 110 & permission
N
 
ESS 364 Culture, Class & Gender (India)
3
ESS 100 & permission
S, I
CA, CW
ESS 380 Sense of Place (only at RFS)
3
ESS 100 or permission
CA, CW
ESS 410 Water Resources II
3
ESS 310 & MA 130
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
corequisite 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
corequisite BI 350
N
 
BI 432 Environmental Toxicology
3
BI 105 & 1 semester of Chemistry or permission
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.

Possible schedule for the POE

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshmen ESS 100, EN 110, IT 100,B1 105 & BI 121 (BI 105 & BI 121can be taken as a sophomore) CH 115 can be taken as a sophomore, BI 300 & BI 301 (can also be taken spring junior or senior year) ESS 230 (or BI 205 in spring of junior year) *Semester at the field station can be considered if CH 114 was taken freshmen year
Sophomore ESS 310, CH 114 (can be taken as a freshman), PC-200  
Junior ESS 301 (can be taken fall senior year), ESS 325 (can be taken fall senior year) *Semester at field station can be considered if Ess 301 and ESS 325 are taken senior year Upper level electives CAN BE TAKEN AT THE FIELD STATION
Senior Upper level electives CAN BE TAKEN AT THE FIELD STATION ESS 401, (or other capstone based experience) Upper level electives *Semester at the field station can be considered if research credits are taken at the field station

updated 3-15

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