Environmental Sciences (BS) (15ENVSCBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH,9 4 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science 3
ES 100 Introduction to Environmental Sciences2 3 CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIO 181 Introductory Biology :Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity 4 MA 231 Calculus for Life & Management Sciences B1 3
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Management Sciences A1 3 MEA 100 Earth System Science: Exploring the Connections 4
HES_***Health & Exercise Studies Course *E 1 GEP Humanities Elective *C,9 3
15 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PY 211 College Physics I1 4 PY 212 College Physics II12 4
CH 220 Introductory Organic Chemistry 4 ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability2 3
Communications Requirement3 3 ST 311 Introduction to Statistics6 4
Free Elective 3 BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular & Molecular1 3
HES_***Health & Exercise Studies Course*E 1 Free Elective 3
15 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ES 300 Energy & the Environment 2,G,J 3 Focal Area II5 3
ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural & Resource  Economics*,D,1 3 Advised Elective II4 3
Advised Elective I4 3 SSC 200 Soil Science 3
Communications Requirement3 3 SSC 201 Soil Science Laboratory 1
Focal Area I5 3 GEP Additional Breadth (HUM/SS/VPA)*,F 3
Free Elective 3
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 320 U.S. Environmental Law & Politics*1,D 3 ES 400 Analysis of Environmental Issues2 3
External Learning Experience7 3 Analytical Skills Requirement6 3
Focal Area III5 3 Focal Area IV5 3
Advised Elective III4 3 Focal Area V5 3
GEP Humanities Elective*,C 3 Free Elective 1
15 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,K,J,8: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1. The following substitutions are acceptable: MA 141 and 241 for MA 131 and MA 231; PY 205/PY 206 and PY 208/PY 209 for PY 211 and PY 212; EC 201 or EC 205 for ARE 201; PS 336 for PS 320; BIO 183 for BIO/PB 360.
2. All ES courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
3. Six credit hours are required. One 3-credit course must be an ENG course and the other must be a COM or ENG course beyond ENG 101. Consult with adviser.
4. Advised Electives (9 credit hours) are to be selected in consultation with your adviser and need to focus on Environmental Science. At least 6 hours must be at the 400-level or above.
5. See adviser to determine a relevant focal area and related course selections (15 credit hours).
6. Six (6) credit hours are required. ST 311 is required and satisfies 3 hours of the 6 credit hour Analytical Skills requirement. ST 312 is recommended to complete the requirement, but substitutions involving analytical skills such as Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Building and Landscape Design and Engineering are permitted with adviser consent.
7. External Learning experience: 3 credit hour requirement to be chose from ES 496, 497, 498, 499.
8. Minimum 2.0 GPA required for graduation.
9. If not able to take ENG 101 in the Fall semester, take the GEP Humanities elective course in the Fall and then ENG 101 in the spring. 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
This requirement is satisfied by the mathematics requirements in the major.    
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
This requirement is satisfied by the natural sciences requirements in the major.      
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list in two different disciplines. 
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
This requirement is satisfied by course requirements in the major – ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205; PS 320 or PS 336.   
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
 X  Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
This requirement is satisfied by course requirements in the major: ES 200, ES 300.    
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:      
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: ES 200 or 300, PS 320 or 336.      
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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