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Program Requirements

This program is designed to fulfill the needs of students who are interested in the scientific and technical aspects of environmental science. The interdisciplinary nature of this program will provide students a broad perspective and an opportunity to delve into a specific discipline.

The required basic science courses provide students with the science foundation and conceptual tools to work in a multidisciplinary setting on environmental problems.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science must satisfy all Core Curriculum requirements and must complete the following plan of study:

Core Curriculum credits + Freshman Seminar (37)
Science Foundation credits (46-50)
Science Elective credits (20)
Free Elective credits (science electives are recommended) (11-15)
Total 129

Science Foundation Courses

Courses Credits
BIO 103, 104 General Biology I, General Biology II 8
CHM 3, 4 Principles of Chemistry 8
CHM 21, 22 Organic Chemistry or under special circumstances CHM 25 Basic Organic Chemistry 4 or 8
GLY 1, 2 The Dynamic Earth, History of the Earth 8
GLY 23 Environmental Geochemistry 3
ERS 1 Earth Science 1 4
ERS 11 Conservation of Natural Environmental Resources 3
ERS 17 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
ERS 18 Applications and Technical Issues in Geographic Information Systems 4

Science Electives

(chosen from the following)

Courses Credits
BIO 105 Research Methods I 1
BIO 106 Research Methods II 3
BIO 107 Genetics 4
BIO 108 Cell Biology 4
BIO 109 Ecology 4
BIO 110 Evolution 4
BIO 111 Capstone Seminar 3
BIO 141 Biostatistics 3
BIO 250 Microbiology 4
BIO 251 The Plant Kingdom 3
BIO 252 Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 253 Vertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 254 Vertebrate Paleontology 4
BIO 255 Marine Mammal Biology 4
BIO 260 Plant Structure and Function 4
BIO 261 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIO 270 Animal Behavior 4
BIO 271 Marine Biology 4
BIO 272 Biology of Parasitism 4
BIO 273 Field Botany 4
BIO 274 Conservation Biology 4
BIO 280 Tropical Field Studies in Biology and Environmental Science 3
BIO 281 Tropical Marine Biology 3
BIO 290 Special Topics in Ecology/Evolution 3 or 4
BIO 297 Experimental Design and Data Analysis 4
BIO 298 Undergraduate Research I 3
BIO 299 Undergraduate Research II 1-3
CHM 24 Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds 3
CHM 37 Quantitative Analysis 4
CHM 38 Analytical Instrumentation 4
CHM 39 Forensic Instrumentation 4
CHM 55 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHM 56 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHM 71 Basic Biochemistry 4
CHM 86 Literacy in the Experimental Sciences 3
CHM 93, 94 Chemical Research 2 ea.
ENV 601 Environmental Science I: Geology
open to upper classmen who qualify for graduate standing and with permission of chair.
3
ENV 602 Environmental Science II: Biology
open to upper classmen who qualify for graduate standing and with permission of chair.
3
ENV 605 Environmental Science III: Chemistry
open to upper classmen who qualify for graduate standing and with permission of chair.
3
ERS 21 Applied Conservation 3 or 4
ERS 81 Research Topics in Earth Science 2 or 3
GLY 6 Geology of the New York Region 3
GLY 11 Introduction to Marine Geology 3
GLY 12 Oceanography 3
GLY 13 Structural Geology 4
GLY 14 Geomorphology: The Evolution of Landforms 4
GLY 15 The Geology of Ground Water Resources 3
GLY 21 Mineralogy 4
GLY 22 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 4
GLY 24 Optical Mineralogy 2
GLY 25 Economic Geology 3
GLY 26 Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks 3
GLY 29 Global Climate Change 3
GLY 33 Field Geology 3
GLY 39 Vertebrate Paleontology 3
GLY 41 Paleontology 4
GLY 42 Stratigraphy 3
GLY 43 Sedimentology 4
GLY 44 The Ice Age: Pleistocene Geology 3
GLY 45 Micropaleontology 4
GLY 46 Paleoecology 4
GLY 50 Engineering and Environmental Geology 3
GLY 100 Geology Tutorial 3
MTH 7 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
MTH 8 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
MTH 19 Basic Statistics 3
MTH 23 Foundations of Statistical Analysis 3
PHY 3, 4 University Physics 4 ea.