Environmental Science Core Courses

Choose from among these courses to create your environmental science concentration.

First-level courses:

Earth: Our Environment (Geology 105)
Introductory Biology (105, 106, 110, or 115)
Introductory Economics (101)

Second-level courses:

Spatial Analysis with GIS (Geo 255)
Earth's Climate: Past and Future (Geo 245)
Biodiversity and Organization of Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems (Bio 260) or Ecology (Bio 270)
Environmental Economics (Econ 301) or another 300-level course dealing with environmental policy, chosen in consultation with Academic Advisor.
 

Additional courses within the major concentration:

Biology

Introduction to Cellular & Molecular Biology (Bio 130)

Vertebrate Physiology (Bio 240), Plant Form & Function (Bio 250), or Flora Of Southern California (Bio 275)

Evolutionary Biology (Bio 280)

Three 300-level courses (e.g., Bio 350, 360, 369, 377, 380)

Chemistry 120 and one other chemistry course with lab

Mathematics through Math 120 (or equivalent) or Math 110 and approved statistics course

Geology

Introduction to Field Methods (Geo 225)

Global Tectonics and Geophysics (Geo 235)

Earth Materials (Geo 305)

Structural Geology/Adv Mapping (Geo 325)

Geomorphology (Geo 342) or Sedimentary Geology

Senior Seminar (Geo 490)

Mathematics through Math 120 (or equivalent) or Math 110 and approved statistics course

Recommended:
Chemistry 120, Physics 110 or 115, 120 or 125 for students planning to attend graduate school or pursue a professional career in Geology or Environmental Science