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Environmental Science Degree Requirements

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The degree program shown below is one which incoming freshmen should follow to complete their studies in four years. Those students who transfer in from another institution (or those enrolled UIW students who change their major to Environmental Science) should follow this schedule as closely as possible. Transfer students need to confer with the Registrar's Office to determine course equivalencies from other institutions.

Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Environmental Science

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGL 1311 Composition I ENGL 1312 Composition II
CHEM 1301 Chemical Principles I CHEM 1302 Chemical Principles II
  CHEM 1203L General Chemistry Lab
MATH 1311 Precalculus ENSC 1410 Environmental Science
COMP 1301 Computer Literacy* MATH 2312 Calculus I
SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I, or language other than English SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish II, or language other than English

*or successfully test for computer literacy competence Total hours Freshman year - 33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEOL 1401 Physical Geology* ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
PHYS 2305 Physics I*** PHYS 2306 Physics II***
PHYS 2105 Physics I Lab*** PHYS 2106 Physics II Lab***
BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life & Lab** BIOL 1402 Unity of Life & Lab
HIST 1311 World Civilization DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness
  PEHP Physical Education Activity (1 Hr)

*or choose GEOL 1420 or METR 1430 **or BIOL1403 Evolution, Ecology & Biodiversity ***or PHYS 1301/1101 and PHYS 1302/1102 and take either MATH 2312 or Math 2303
Total hours Sophomore year - 29 hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIOL 3471 General Microbiology and Lab BIOL 3442 Ecology and Lab
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy METR 4315 Air Pollution Meteorology
METR 3340 Hydrology Fine Arts (3 hrs)
RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology* Social Science (3 hrs)**
Elective (3 hrs) BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (3 hrs)

*or other approved selections **choose from approved list of courses
Total hours Junior year - 32 hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENSC 4460 Research in Water Quality* BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (3 hrs)
BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (3 hrs) Philosophy or Religious Studies (3 hrs)
BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (3 hrs) GEOL 3450 Environmental Geology
ENSC 4315 Environmental Science Research ENSC 3410 Research in Soil Conservation

*capstone course Total hours senior year - 27 hours

Total hours in degree program - 121 hours   Plus 45 hours of community service (non-credit)

On occasion, Special Topics in Geology GEOL 4371 and Selected Topics in Geology GEOL 4399 may be offered for junior-level or senior-level Environmental Science majors. Independent Study courses in Geology GEOL 4X98 are subject to eligibility requirements as described in the current UIW Undergraduate Bulletin.

Revised August 23, 2011