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Policy Focus Requirements

In addition to the core courses, Science Focus majors are required to take the following:

Science Electives – must take 7 credits total

Physical Science Electives – take one course from:

  • CHEM 100 Concepts in Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 120 Chem. in the Atmosphere (4)
  • CHEM 210/211 General Chemistry (4/4)
  • IDST 210 Outdoor Env. Studies-Geophysical (4)
  • ENVS 305 Env. Issues & the Phys. Sci – DCE (3)
  • ENVS 307 Issues in Sci: Georesources – DCE (3)
  • ENVS 380 Conservation Biology (4)
  • ENVS 450 Environmental Health (3)
  • ENVS 480 Independent Study (1-5)
  • PHYS 107 Energy and the Environment (3)
  • PHYS 210 Introduction to Mechanics (5)

Biological Science Electives – take one course from:

  • ANTH/BIOL 105 Human Bio and Evolution (3)
  • ANTH 290 Plants and Society (4)
  • BIOL 104 Genetics: A 20th Century Science (3)
  • BIOL 106 Microbes and Man (3)
  • BIOL 107 Animals in Action (3)
  • BIOL 108 Ecology of Ecosystems (3)
  • BIOL 210 Principles of Biology (4)
  • BIOL 225 Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica (3)
  • BIOL 235 Field Methods in Bio & Env Sci (4)
  • BIOL 250 Plant Growth and Development (5)
  • BIOL 260 Genetics (5)
  • BIOL 280 Marine Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 285 Principles of Ecology (5)
  • BIOL 330 Insect Biology (4)
  • BIOL 450 Evolution (5)
  • ENVS 302 Shoreline Ecology (3)
  • ENVS 303 Human Ecosystems – DCE (3)
  • ENVS 306 Fire Hist. of the Cascades DCE (3)
  • ENVS 308 Water Resources – DCE (3)
  • ENVS 360 Forest Ecology and Management (4)
  • ENVS 440 Epidemiology (3)
  • ENVS 490 Independent Research or Thesis (2-5)

Social Science Electives

16 credits with at least 8 credits from a single discipline and at least 2 disciplines represented from the following:

  • ANTH 111 Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 112 Archaeology and World Prehistory (4) ANTH/BIOL 290 Plants and Society (4)
  • ECON 332 Development Economics (4)
  • ECON 351 Public Sector Economics
  • ENVS 230 Introduction to GIS (3)
  • HIST 252 History of the US West (4)
  • HIST 268 Hist of Nature and Pop Culture in US (4)
  • HIST 353 How the West Fed the United States (4)
  • POLS 362 Intnl. Law, Ethics, and Global Gov. (4)
  • SOAN/ENVS 250 Environmental Sociology (4)
  • SOAN 330 Sociology of Community (4)
  • SOAN 365 Urban Society and Culture (4)
  • SOAN 375 City and Countryside in Transition (4)
  • SOCL 101 Fundamentals of Sociology (4)
  • SOCL 370 Society, State and Social Policy (4)

*Some substitutions allowed by permission of the ENVS Coordinator