Major in Environmental Studies (B.S.)
Choose one of the following sequences:4
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1
Integrative Biology and Global Health
and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
BIO330
BIO331
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
4
ENS104
104D
Environment and Humanity
and Environment Humanity Lab 1
4
ENS/GEO 201Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
ENS205LSustainable Living 13
ENS399Introduction to Research1
ENS481Internship in Environmental Studies3
ENS496Research in Environmental Studies1
ENS498Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS499Symposium0
GEL168
168D
Geology
and Geology Lab 1
4
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Transforming Technology: Environmental Perspectives 1
Science, Values, and the Making of Environmental Policy 1
Environmental Ethics 1
Environmental Writing 1
Natural Resources: Use Them but Don't Lose Them 1
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Economic Botany 1
History and the Human Environment
Choose one of the following sequences:4-8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
Accelerated General Chemistry
and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Invertebrate Biology
and Invertebrate Biology Lab
Aquatic Biology
and Aquatic Biology Lab
Plant Taxonomy and Ecology
and Plant Taxonomy and Ecology Lab
Environmental Plant Biology
and Environmental Plant Biology Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
Wildlife Ecology and Management
and Wildlife Ecology and Management Lab
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Major56-60
General Education 351-52
Electives15-20
Total Credits122-132
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

3

An error in the print catalog has been corrected as of 8.31.16.  Please refer to the online version for your plans of study

With permission of the program director, appropriate courses taken in off-campus programs may substitute for those listed above.

Students are strongly urged to meet the “M” General Education requirement by taking PSY230M.

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B.S. in Environmental Science 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
GES110 College Writing3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 14 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4Elective 3CHE214
CHE215 (or BIO or CHE choice)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE113
113D3 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4 World Cultures (U) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 THE201 Christian Theology3
Electives 6 Elective 3
 15 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Mathematics (M) course2 3ENS K Category course 3ENS K Category course 3
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
ENS201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Elective 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 14 3 13-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS K Category course 3
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS K Category course 3 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
Elective 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Elective 2
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 13-16
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

Choose CHE113/CHE113D & CHE214/CHE215 (OR) CHE208/CHE208D & BIO/CHE elective.

This program assumes a student will use ENS104D and ENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.S. in Environmental Science 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 15 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4Elective 3CHE214
CHE215 (or BIO or CHE choice)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE113
113D3 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4 World Cultures (U) course 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Mathematics (M) course2 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 15 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4ENS K Category course 3ENS K Category course 3
ENS201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Elective 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 12 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS K Category course 3
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS K Category course 3 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4 ENS/BIO/CHE choice3 4
Elective 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Elective 2
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 14 0 13-16
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

Choose CHE113/CHE113D & CHE214/CHE215 (OR) CHE208/CHE208D & BIO/CHE elective.

This program assumes a student will use ENS104D and ENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)