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Environmental Science Program

Environmental Science Bachelor of Science

University Common Curriculum (44 quarter hours)

  • First Year Seminar; 4 qtr hrs; Fall
  • First Year Writing and Rhetoric; 8 qtr hrs; Winter, Spring
  • Foreign Language; 12 qtr hrs; Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Analytical Inquiry-Society and Culture; 8 qtr hrs; Variable
  • Analytical Inquiry-Society and Culture; 8 qtr hrs; Variable
  • Advanced Seminar; 4 qtr hrs; Variable

Environmental Science Core (74 quarter hours)

  • GEOG 1201,1202,1203: Environmental Systems; 12 qtr hrs; Fall, Winter, Spring
  • BIOL 1011/1021: Evolution Heredity & Biodiversity; 5 qtr hrs; Winter
  • BIOL 2050/2051: Conservation Biology; 5 qtr hrs; Spring
  • BIOL 2010/2011: General Ecology; 5 qtr hrs; Fall
  • CHEM 1010: General Chemistry (plus lab CHEM 1040 or 1240); 4 qtr hrs; Fall
  • CHEM 2451/2461: Organic Chemistry; 4 qtr hrs; Winter
  • CHEM 2240/2241: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry; 4 qtr hrs; Spring
  • PHYS 1111 (1121), 1112 (1122), 1113 (1123): General Physics; 15 qtr hrs; Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Statistics (GEOG 2000, PSYC 2300, BIOL 2090); 4 qtr hrs; Variable
  • MATH 1951 and 1952: Calculus I and II; 8 qtr hrs; Variable
  • ENVI 3000: Environmental Law; 4 qtr hrs; Spring
  • GEOG 2700: Contemporary Env. Issues; 4 qtr hrs; Variable

Environmental Science Electives (28+ quarter hours)

A minimum of 28 quarter hours from the following list of courses, including 12 hours each in BIOL and GEOG/GEOL/ENVI. No more than 5 quarter hours may be taken as Independent Study or Independent Research may be counted toward the minimum hours required in the major.

  • BIOL 2310 Biodiversity of Flowering Plants
  • BIOL 2510 General Genetics
  • BIOL 2610 Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 3020 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 3030 Alpine Ecology
  • BIOL 3035 Invasive Species Ecology
  • BIOL 3044 Coral Reef Ecology (plus lab: BIOL 3045)
  • BIOL 3055 Ecology of the Rockies
  • BIOL 3060 Tropical Ecology
  • BIOL 3070 Ecological Field Methods
  • BIOL 3110 Plant Taxonomy
  • BIOL 3400 Ornithology
  • BIOL 3410 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 3700 Advanced Topics in Ecology
  • BIOL 3707 Topics in Conservation Biology: Ethnobotany
  • CHEM 2040 Analysis of Equilibrium Systems
  • CHEM 3210 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 3410 Environmental Chemistry I Atmospheric
  • CHEM 3411 Environmental Chemistry II: Aquatic
  • CHEM 3412 Environmental Chemistry III: Toxicology
  • ENVI 2660 Environmental History-Sonora & Baja
  • ENVI 2801 Water Quality of Western Rivers and Streams
  • ENVI 3270 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENVI 3550 Environmental Issues-Colorado
  • GEOG 2010 Digital Earth
  • GEOG 2020 Computer Assisted Cartography
  • GEOG 2100 Introduction to GIS
  • GEOG 2410 Economic Geography
  • GEOG 2420 Geography of Tourism
  • GEOG 2500 Sustainability and Human Society
  • GEOG 2550 Current Issues in Sustainability
  • GEOG 3000 Advanced Geographic Statistics
  • GEOG 3010 Spatial Statistics
  • GEOG 3030 Field Methods
  • GEOG 3100 Geospatial Data
  • GEOG 3130 Advanced GIS
  • GEOG 3140 Advanced Computer Cartography
  • GEOG 3200 Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 3230 Advanced Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 3310 Cult/Nature/Econ/Human Ecology
  • GEOG 3400 Urban Landscapes
  • GEOG 3410 Urban Applications of GIS
  • GEOG 3420 Urban & Regional Planning
  • GEOG 3425 Urban Sustainability
  • GEOG 3440 Urban Transportation Planning
  • GEOG 3445 Sustainability and Transportation
  • GEOG 3500 Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
  • GEOG 3510 Biogeography
  • GEOG 3520 Geography of Soils
  • GEOG 3560 Fluvial geomorphology
  • GEOG 3600 Meteorology
  • GEOG 3610 Climatology
  • GEOG 3630 Dendroclimatology
  • GEOG 3720 Mountain Environments
  • GEOG 3800 Geography of Colorado
  • GEOG 3830 Natural Resource Management
  • GEOG 3860 GIS Applications to Natural Resources
  • GEOG 3870 Water Resources and Sustainability
  • GEOG 3890 Ecological Economics
  • GEOG 3955 Pollen Analysis Seminar
  • GEOL 2020 Historical Geology
  • GEOL 3010 Process Geomorphology
  • GEOL 2400 Geology and Ecology of the SW
  • GEOL 2800 Geology of National Parks
  • GEOL 3010 Process Geomorphology (also GEOG 3910)
  • GEOL 3100 Environmental Geology
  • GEOL 3520 Erosion Process and Management
  • GEOL 3540 Hydrology
  • NOTE: A minor is NOT required for the BS degree.

Total hours for degree: 183

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