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Geoscience - Environmental Science Option (B.S.) (Fall 2008)

Administered by Department of Geography and Geosciences

Effective Fall 2008

The option in Environmental Science requires a total 66 to 68 credits in addition to General Education requirements, depending on choices of electives. A total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor's degree. Required courses include:

51.100 Environmental Geology

51.120 Physical Geology

51.121 Physical Geology Lab

51.255 Meteorology

51.259 Oceanography

41.105 Environmental Issues and Choices

Choose at least 15 credits from the following:

51.260 Earth Materials

51.265 Geomorphology

51.320 Remote Sensing of the Earth

51.360 Paleontology

51.368 Stratification and Sedimentation

51.369 Structural Geology

51.370 Surface Hydrology

51.460 Aqueous Geochemistry

51.470 Groundwater Hydrology

51.480 Applied Geophysics

51.496 Internship in Earth Science

or up to nine credits from approved Marine Science courses

Choose two courses from the following:

41.242 Map Skills

41.258 Environmental Conservation

41.301 Water Resources Management

41.302 Land Resources Management

41.304 Environmental Valuation

41.342 Geographical Information Systems

41.462 Techniques of Geographic Measurement

Required Biology courses:

50.114 Concepts in Biology I

50.115 Concepts in Biology II

Choose one course from the following

50.212 Vertebrate Zoology

50.250 Wetlands Ecology

50.252 Field Zoology

50.253 Freshwater Biology

50.260 Marine Ecology

50.351 General Ecology

Choose two from the following three courses:

52.115 Chemistry for Sciences I

52.116 Chemical for Sciences II

52.231 Organic Chemistry I

Required Physics course:

54.111 Introductory Physics I or 54.211 General Physics I

Choose two math courses: A maximum of one of the following two courses:

53.112 Trigonometry

53.114 College Algebra

Choose a minimum of one course from (both may be chosen from this group):

53.113 Pre-Calculus

53.123 Essentials of Calculus

53.125 Analysis I

53.126 Analysis II

53.141 Introduction to Statistics