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Science Focus Requirements

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

Required Science Courses

  • BIOL 285 Principles of Ecology (5)
  • BIOL 210/211 Principles of Biology (4/4)
  • Either CHEM 210/211 General Chemistry or PHYS 201/211 Intro to Mechanics/ Electromag. (4/4)

Social Science Electives – must take one 3-credit course from:

  • ANTH/BIOL: 105 Human Biology and Evolution
  • ANTH/ BIOL: 290 Plants and Society
  • ANTH 111 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH: 112 Archaeology and World Prehistory
  • ECON 341 Environmental Economics (4)
  • ECON 342 Natural Resource Economics (4)
  • ECON 351 Public Sector Economics (4)
  • ENVS 230 Intro to GIS (4)
  • SOAN/ENVS 250 Environmental Sociology
  • SOAN 350 Global Political Economy – 4 credits
  • SOCL 101 Fundamentals of Sociology
  • SOCL 370 Society, State and Social Policy

Science Electives – must take 8 credits each from:

Anthropology/Biology

  • 290 (Plants and Society- 4)

Biology

  • 204 Introduction to Ecology – DCE (3)
  • 225 Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica (3)
  • 235 Field Methods in Bio. and Env. Sci. (4)
  • 250 Plant Growth and Development (5)
  • 260 Plant Diversity and Ecology (4)
  • 270 Genetics (5)
  • 280 Marine Ecology (4)
  • 300 Topics in Biology (3)
  • 330 Insect Biology (4)
  • 350 Woody Plants (4)
  • 361 General Microbiology (4)
  • 385 Plant Systematics (5)
  • 400 Molecular Cell Biology (5)
  • 410 Animal Behavior (4)
  • 450 Evolution (5)
  • 480 Independent Study (1-5)

Chemistry

  • 210/211 General Chemistry
  • 321/322 Organic Chemistry (4/4)
  • 330 Writing in Chemistry (4)
  • 335 Quantitative Analysis (4)
  • 350/351 Inorganic Chemistry (4)

Environmental Studies

  • 302 Shoreline Ecology – DCE (3)
  • 303 Human Ecosystems – DCE (3)
  • 305 Environmental Issues & the Physical Sciences – DCE (3)
  • 306 Fire History of the Cascades – DCE (3)
  • 307 Issues in Science: Georesources – DCE (3)
  • 308 Water Resources – DCE (3)
  • 360 Forest Ecology and Management (4)
  • 380 Conservation Biology (4)
  • 440 Epidemiology (3)
  • 450 Environmental Health (3)
  • 480 Independent Study (1-5)
  • 487 Internship (2-5)
  • 490 Independent Research or Thesis (2-5)

Physics

  • 210/211 Intro to Mechanics / Electromag. (5)
  • 220 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
  • 252 Engineering Statics and Dynamics (3)
  • 253 Strength of Materials (3)
  • 303 Introduction to Materials Science (3)
  • 325 Computational Physics (3)

* Some substitutions allowed by permission of the ENVS Coordinator