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Environmental Science
Degree Requirements
Environmental Science Major—BA
Environmental Science Major—BS

Environmental Science Major—BA
(15.75 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001 General Biology I (1.25) or
BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II (1.25; 1.25)

CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I (1.25)

CHEM 109 Analytical Chemistry (1.25)

ENVS 050 Environmental Geology (1.25)
 
ENVS 107 Climate Change (1)

ENVS 115 Geochemistry (1.25)

MATH 047 Calculus I (1) or
ECON 081 Introduction to Statistics (1)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1) or
CHEM 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Electives:
Select two courses from the following:

BIO 110 California Flora and Vegetation (1)

BIO 130 Ecosystems of California (1)
 
BIO 144 Animal Behavior (1)

BIO 149 Conservation Biology (1)

BIO 158 Marine Biology (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology* (1)

ENVS 105 Oceanography (1)

And select one course from the following:

ECON 153 Environmental Economics* (1)

ETHS 112 Race, Gender, and the Environment (1)

ETHS 142 Ethnicity and Environment in California (1)

GOVT 118 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (1)

PPOL 150 Environmental Policy Analysis (1)

*Course with prerequisite.

Those who would like to minor in environmental science are encouraged to choose a minor in biology or chemistry, with appropriate electives.

Those interested in environmental policy are encouraged to consider a minor in public policy.


Environmental Science Major—BS
(12 semester course credits) and general BS requirements

Required:

BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1)

CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I (1.25)

CHEM 109 Analytical Chemistry (1)

ENVS 050 Environmental Geology (1.25)

ENVS 107 Climate Change (1)

ENVS 115 Geochemistry (1.25)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1) or
CHEM 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Electives:

Select two of the following environmental science courses:

BIO 110 California Flora and Vegetation (1)

BIO 130 Ecosystems of California (1)

BIO 144 Animal Behavior (1)

BIO 149 Conservation Biology (1)

BIO 158 Marine Biology (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology (1)

ENVS 105 Oceanography (1)

Select one course from the following:

ECON 153 Environmental Economics (1)

ETHS 112 Race, Gender, and the Environment (1)

ETHS 142 Ethnicity and Environment in California (1)

GOVT 118 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (1)

PPOL 150 Environmental Policy Analysis (1)

Note: It is recommended that the additional math course in the natural science and mathematics core be a course in statistics.

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Contact Information

P: 510.430.2317
F: 510.430.3314
E: env_science@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/3/14