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Environmental Science Degree Requirements

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

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1311 Composition I

3

ENGL 1312 Composition II

3

DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness

2

PHED X1XX Physical Education

1

ENSC 1410 Introduction to Environmental Science

4

PHYS 1301/1101 General Physics I & Lab

4

MATH 1304 College Algebra

3

BIOL 1402 Unity of Life & Lab

4

METR 1430 Meteorology

4

CHEM 1301 Chem Principles I

3

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

15

Total hours Freshman year - 31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

GEOL 1401 Physical Geology

4

RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology

3

CHEM 1302/1102 Chem Principles II & Lab

4

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

3

BIOL 1403 Diversity of Life & Lab

4

MATH 2303 Introduction to Statistics

3

ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies

3

BIOL 3442 Ecology and Lab

4

 

 

METR 4315 Air Pollution Meteorology

3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

16

Total hours Sophomore year - 31 hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

PHIL or RELS Adv. Elective

3

BIOL 3471 General Microbiology and Lab

4

Foreign Language I

3

Foreign Language II

3

METR 3340 Hydrology

3

HIST 1311 World Civilization

3

GEOL 3450 Environmental Geology

4

ENSC 3410 Research in Soil Conservation

4

METR 1360 Climatology* or Fine Arts Elective**

3

 

 

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

14

*Prerequisite for advanced METR electives ** from approved list of courses

Total hours Junior year - 30 hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENSC 4460 Research in Water Quality*

4

ENSC/BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (4 hrs)***

4

Social Science (3 hrs)**

3

ENSC/BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (4 hrs)***

4

ENSC/BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/METR Advanced Elective (4 hrs)***

4

ENSC 4315 Environmental Science Research

3

BIOL 44xx Advanced BIOL Elective

4

Elective

3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

14

*capstone course **choose from approved list *** choose from approved list of 3000 and 4000 level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Meteorology Total hours

Senior year - 29 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 May 13, 2017

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