Environmental Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and College of Letters & Science (click here to learn the differences).
Advising: Advising information can be found on the Major’s website under the advising page. Varies for students declaring in CALS and L&S. The major is jointly housed
in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (L&S home) and Soil Science (CALS home). For more information, visit the Major’s website.
- CALS students should contact Kathryn Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or schedule an appointment.
- L&S students should contact Eric Schueffner (email@example.com)
Field of Study: Four distinct characteristics underpin the Environmental Sciences curriculum:
- A rigorous foundation in the basic physical and biological sciences
- A common core understanding of the four key domains of Environmental Science
- Social science coursework intended to connect students to a societal context
- The ability to bring this broad knowledge to bear in an area of focus
As part of the major, students can choose to have a distributed focus or concentrate on Ecology, Physical Environment, Geospatial Sciences, or Environmental Policy & Social Perspectives.
Review the possible career paths for Environmental Science majors here.
Selected Required Courses
- Intro Biology: Biology 151-152; or Biocore; or Botany 130 and Zoology 101-102
- Calculus: Math 221, Math 171 + 217, or 211
- General Chemistry: Chem 103-104; or Chem 109
- Organic Chemistry: Chem 341 or 343
- Physics: Physics 207-208 (recommended); or Physics 201-202; or Physics 103-104
- Statistics: Stat 224, 302, 309, or 311 or 371