Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Environmental Science

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

or

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

MAT 170Precalculus

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

or

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT 260Calculus I

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

GTW 102/HON 102Gateways II / Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 300General Genetics

4

or

BIO 320Molecular Genetics

4

MAT 201Introduction to Statistics

4

or

BIO 230Experimental Design and Biostatistics

4

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

BIO Category II Course

3-4

CHE 180Environmental Chemistry

3

WRI 281Technical Writing

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

BIO Category II course

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General / Collateral elective

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

BIO Category III course

4

General / Collateral elective

4

General / Collateral elective

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

BIO Category III course

3-4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General / Collateral elective

4

General / Collateral elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 410Senior Seminar

1

BIO Category III course

3-4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General / Collateral elective

4

General / Collateral elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 125