Environmental Science: Requirements for the Major

Interdisciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (33 credits)

BIOLOGY 202: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes (4 credits)

BIOLOGY 203: Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 212: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 214: Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)

GEOSCI 202: Physical Geology (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Mathematics, choose one:

MATH 104: Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry (4 credits)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

MATH 203: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)

Choose one of these:

POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

POL SCI 202: Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (34-35 credits)

Students intending to pursue graduate study should include additional course work of at least one year of calculus, at least one year of physics, and upper-level courses in organic chemistry.

Required core courses (19 credits)

ENV SCI 302: Principles of Ecology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 303: Conservation of Natural Resources (3 credits)

ENV SCI 305: Environmental Systems (4 credits)

ENV SCI 407: Modeling of Environmental Systems (4 credits)

ENV SCI 454: Remote Sensing and GIS (4 credits)

One of these:

ENV SCI 467: Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis (4 credits)

ENV SCI 491: Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science (3-4 credits)

ENV SCI 492: Practicum in Environmental Science (1-4 credits)

One of these:

ENV SCI 460: Resource Management Strategy (3 credits)

PU EN AF 301: Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credits)

PU EN AF 378: Environmental Law (3 credits)

Electives, choose nine credits:

ENV SCI 301: Radioactivity: Past, Present, and Future (3 credits)

ENV SCI 318: Pollution Control (3 credits)

ENV SCI 320: The Soil Environment (4 credits)

ENV SCI 323: Pollution Prevention (3 credits)

ENV SCI 325: Regional Climatology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 330: Hydrology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 335: Water and Waste Water Treatment (3 credits)

ENV SCI 342: Environmental Geology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 363: Plant and Forest Pathology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 405: Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)

ENV SCI 415: Solar and Alternate Energy Systems (3 credits)

ENV SCI 421: Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip (1-3 credits)

ENV SCI 425: Global Climate Change (3 credits)

ENV SCI 432: Hydrogeology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 434: Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)

ENV SCI 435: Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

ENV SCI 460: Resource Management Strategy (3 credits)

ENV SCI 469: Conservation Biology (4 credits)