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Environmental Science and Policy

Undergraduate Programs

** The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. BIOL 212 and 213 are now properly listed as 4 unit courses. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online versions of the Catalog.**

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.