Environmental Integrated Science Major
The Environmental Science Major has three tracks:
- Integrated Major
- Chemistry Concentration
- Physics Concentration
All Environmental Science majors require the following:
- The integrated major or a major in Environmental Chemistry or Environmental Physics
- A capstone experience that includes Environmental Management (EV 321); Senior Seminar (EV 490); and either Environmental Synthesis (EV 421) or Senior Thesis (EV 499) or Senior Paper (EV 420). (3 units)
Environmental Program -- Revised Major Tracks
Beginning in Academic Year 2014-2015 the requirements for fulfillment of the EV Integrated major and the EV Policy major will change.
The current EV major will be effective through 2013-2014.
The revised EV major will begin in 2014-2015.
Students graduating Spring 2015 or earlier will be governed by the current major requirements.
Students graduating after Spring 2015 who declare, or have declared, before the end of the 2013-2014 academic year will have the option to fulfill the requirements for the current or revised major.
Students who declare the EV major during or after the 2014-2015 academic year will automatically participate in the revised major.
In other words:
Current juniors and seniors (graduating Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015): current major.
Current sophomores (class of 2016): can choose either major if major is declared before the end of this year. Those in class of 2016 who do not declare until after this academic year will be governed by the revised major.
Current first year students (class of 2017): revised major.
Current EV-Integrated Science Major Requirements
Total of 15 units
- Introduction to Global Climate Change (EV 128)
- Calculus I (MA 126)
- Physical Geology (GY 140 or GY 130)
- Sustainable Development or Microeconomics (EV 141 or EC 151)
- Environmental Policy (EV 271 or PS 321)
- Environmental Ethics (EV281/PH 246 or EV 275 Nature and Society or EV 273 Environmental History or FG 215 Ecofeminism or EV 130 Environmental Sociology)
- Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles (EV 211)
- Analysis of Environmental Data (EV 228 or BY 220 or MA 117 or MA 217)
- Energy: Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics (EV 212)
- Ecology and the Environment (EV 209)
- Water: Hydrology, Aquatic Chemistry and Ecology (EV 311)
- Air: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry (EV 431).
- Environmental Inquiry (EV 221)
- Environmental Management (EV 321)
- Environmental Synthesis (EV 421) or Senior Thesis (EV 499) or Senior Paper (EV420)
Revised EV-Integrated Science Major Requirements
Total of 16 total units (14 required + 2 electives)
Introductory EV base (2 units)
- EV128 Introduction to Global Climate Change
- EV141 Sustainable Development
Natural Science Sequence (7 units)
- EV155 Intro Earth Systems Science or GY140 Physical Geology
- MA126 Calculus I
- EV228 Analysis of Environmental Data or MA117 Probability & Statistics or MA217 Probability and Statistical Modeling or BY220 Biostatistics and Environmental Design
- EV211 Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles
- EV209 Ecology
- EV212 Energy
- EV311 Water or EV431 Air
Social Science Sequence (3 units)
EV271 Environmental Policy
SO130 Environmental Sociology or EV277 Ecofeminism or SW301 Political Ecology of the Southwest
EV281 Environmental Ethics or EV221 Environmental Inquiry, or EV 273 Environmental History, or EV 255 Nature & Society
Thematic Options (2 units), picked with advisor, at least 1 300-400 level
Note: These are only examples.
After EV209 Ecology: EV 422 Biogeochemical & Ecosystem Ecology and BY308 Advanced Ecology
After EV155: GY250 Hydrology and GY320 Surface Processes and Geomorphology
After core, one methods + advanced thematic course (to prepare for capstone)
Capstones (2 units)
EV321 Environmental Management
EV421 Environmental Synthesis or EV 420 Senior Paper or EV499 Thesis
Chemistry Concentration Requirements:
A student interested in a major in environmental science with an emphasis in chemistry is required to take Sustainable Development or Microeconomics (EV 141 or EC 151); Environmental Policy (EV 271 or PS 321); General Chemistry I & II (CH 107 and 108); Organic Chemistry I (CH 250); Analytical Chemistry or Bioanalytical Chemistry (CH 241 or CH 345); Calculus I and II (MA 126 and 129); Classical Physics I and II (PC 241 and 242) and any three of the following: Organic Chemistry II (CH 251); Environmental Chemistry (CH 210); Organic Chemistry III (CH 351); Instrumental Analysis (CH 342); Biochemistry I (CH 382), Biochemistry II (CH 383), Physical Chemistry I (CH 366); Physical Chemistry II (CH 367); Inorganic Chemistry (CH 475); Air: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry (EV 431). Students are encouraged to take the three advanced classes as a concerted sequence that can lead to graduate studies or careers in areas such as toxicology: CH 251, CH 382, CH 383 with CH 345 or atmospheric chemistry: CH 366, CH 367, and EV 431. Research in Environmental Chemistry and a field biology or geology course are also recommended.
Physics Concentration Requirements:
A student interested in a major in environmental science with emphasis in physics is required to take Sustainable Development or Microeconomics (EV 141 or EC 151); Environmental Policy (EV 271 or PS 321); Calculus (MA 126, 129, and 203); Introductory Physics (PC 241, 242, and 251); Electronics (PC 261); Techniques of Experimental Physics (PC 361); Mechanics I (PC 341); and Air: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry (EV 431). A field biology or geology course is also recommended. A student interested in graduate school or an environmental science career in fields such as Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology, Geophysics, and Oceanography should take additional courses, such as differential equations, computer science, chemistry, and more physics.
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