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Environmental Science

Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Required Courses =19 credits

Note that labs are not required but are recommended for Conservation Biology.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EES 100 Intro to Earth & Environmental Science 3

 

N

 

EES 110 Intro. to Physical Geology 3   N  
EES 111 Intro. Physical Geology Lab 1   N  
EES 200

Water Resources I

3 EES 100 & EES 110 or permission N

QS

EES 305 Environmental Methods 3 EES 100 or permission N  
EES 325 Conservation Biology 3 EES 100 or permission N  
EES 401 Senior Capstone 3 EES 100 or permission N CW

Two semesters of Chemistry with lab - 8 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 Corequisite CH 121 N  
CH 121 Chemistry Lab I 1 Corequisite CH 105 N QS
CH 106 Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3 CH 105, minimum grade C N  
CH 122 Chemistry Lab II 1 Corequisite CH 106 N QS

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 N  
or          
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 Corequisite PC 206 & MA 130 N QM
PC 207 Physics Lab II 1 Corequisite PC 203 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  
BI 300 General Ecology 3 BI 113 & Bi 122 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
EES 299 Environmetrics 3

 

S,N  
BI 305 Biostatistics 4 BI 222 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 elective credits with at least one course with a CW designation. Choices are provided below. Other courses may be substituted with permission.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EES 300 Water Resources II 3 EES 200 N QS
EES 337 Environmental Policy Law 3 EES 100 or permission S CW
BI 325 Plant Ecology & Systematics 2 1 yr of college biology & junior standing N CW
BI 326 Plant Ecology & Systematics Lab 2 Corequisite BI 325 N CW
BI 360 Vertebrate Zoology 2 Corequisite BI 361 N CW
BI 361 Vertebrate Zoology Lab 2 Corequisite BI 360 N  
EES 400 Water Resources III 3 EES 300 N QS
EES 225 Wildlife Management 3 EES 100 N  
EES 327 Natural Resource Management 3 EES 100 N  
EES 350 Geographical Information Systems 4 EES 100    
EES 210 Historical Geology 3 EES 110 & EES 110 N  
EES 211 Historical Geology Lab 1 Corequisite EES 210 N  
EES 220 Mineralogy 4 Two semesters of Chemistry N  
EES 310 Petrography 4 EES 220 N  
EES 340

Structural Geology

4 EES 210 & EES 211 N CW
EES 320 Paleobiology & paleoecology of invertebrates 4 EES 210 & EES 211    
EES 330 Geophysics 3 EES 210 & EES 211; MA 130 pre or co-requiste N  
EES 335 Environmental Economics 3 EES 100, EB 105 or EB 223 S  
EES 420

Sedimentology

4 EES 210 & EES 211 & EES 220    
EES 410 Petrology of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks 4 EES 310 N CW
EES 430 Principles of Stratigraphy 4 EES 210 & EES 211 N CW

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.

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