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Environmental Science and Policy

College of Liberal Arts

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Environmental Science and Policy - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PBA01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following course:
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ES P 200 California Environmental Issues (3)
    • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    • GEOL 280 Water Resources and Society (3)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    • (BIOL 111 and 111L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • CHEM 111A, 140; GEOL 191;
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115, 119A, 122

Upper Division

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ES P 300I Environmental Law and Policy (3)
    • ES P 400 Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Project (3)
    • GEOG 481 (or 485) Geographic Information Science for Natural Sciences (4)
    • GEOL 300I Earth Systems and Global Change (3)
  • Take one course selected from the following:
    • POSC 328, 329, 431, 432
  • Take one course selected from the following:
    • ECON 462, 463, 464
  • Take one course selected from the following:
    • GEOG 442, 455, 460
  • Take 21 units from the following approved list, 12 units must be upper division or approved by the advisor.
    • ANTH 140, 301, 481; BIOL 303; COMM 330; ECON 355, 403, 410, 434, 462, 463, 464, 485, 486; ENGR 302I; ES P 490, 491, 499; GEOG 355I, 400, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 452, 455, 458, 460, 473, 474, 475, 482, 486, 487A, 488; GEOL 190, 250, 303, 339, 410; H SC 422; HIST 481, 482; MATH 123, MATH 380 or STAT 380; MICR 200; PHYS 100A or 151; POSC 328, 329, 431, 432; SOC 350, 410I, STAT 381.

**The below information has been altered from the print version of the catalog. BIOL 212 and 213 are now properly listed as 4 unit courses. (6/28/11)**

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PBS01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • BIOL 211 Evolution and Diversity (4)
    • BIOL 212 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    • ES P 200 California Environmental Issues (3)
    • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    • GEOL 280 Water Resources and Society (3)
    • MATH 119A (or 122) Survey of Calculus I (3)
    • MATH 119B (or 123) Survey of Calculus II (3)
    • (BIOL 111, 111L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses: BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
    • CHEM 327 (or 320A or 322A) Organic Chemistry (3)
    • ECON 300 (or 100 and 101) Fundamentals of Econ (3)
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ES P 300I Environmental Law and Policy (3)
    • ES P 400 ES P Capstone Project (3)
    • GEOG 481 (or 485) Geographic Information Science for Natural Sciences (4)
    • GEOL 300I Earth Systems and Global Change (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ECON 462, 463, 464
  • Take 18 additional units selected from the following approved list, 8 units must be upper division or approved by the advisor.
  • Natural Science Track:
    • 12 units must be in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science and Policy, Geology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics. Note: Within these disciplines, PHYS 100A,B (or 151, 152) are required.
  • Social Science Track:
    • 12 units must be in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, and Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Approved Courses:
    • ANTH 140, 301, 481; PHYS 100A,B or PHYS 151, 152; BIOL 303, 313, 324, 340, 353, 427, 450, 451, 456, 457, 459, 464, 465, 467; CHEM 251, 320B, 322B, 323A,B, 377A,B, 441A, 451; CH E 475; ENGR 302I; ECON 355, 403, 410, 434, 462, 463, 464, 485, 486; ES P 490, 491, 499; GEOG 400, 440, 442, 443, 452, 455, 458, 460, 473, 474, 475, 482, 486, 487A, 488; GEOL 190, 250, 303, 339, 410, 443, 460, 461, 465, 466, 477, 554, 556; H SC 422; MATH 380 or STAT 380; MICR 200, 211; STAT 381.

Minor in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PUM01)

This minor may be combined with any major at CSULB except the B.A. and B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. The minor requires a minimum of 20 units (at least 9 of which must be upper division) of course work in Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Geography, or Geology.

Prerequisites

  • Take all the following prerequisite courses (do not count toward the minor):
    • BIOL 200, ECON 300 (or 100 and 101), GEOL 102, GEOL 104

Requirements

  • Take all the following courses:
    • ES P 200 California Environmental Issues (3)
    • ES P 300I Environmental Law and Policy (3)
  • Take a minimum of 14 units from the following:
    • ANTH 140, 301, 481; BIOL 350, 353, 450, 451, 456, 457, 459, 464; MICR 303; ECON 306I, 462, 463, 464; ES P 400; GEOG 440, 442, 443, 444, 455, 458, 460, 487A; and GEOL 190, 280, 300I, 303, 465, 466, 477.