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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Environmental Science and Policy

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (120 Units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 212 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 211 and CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 111B, each with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MATH 111 or 113 or 119A or 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. (Credit in CHEM 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ES P 200 California Environmental Issues (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GEOL 102, 104; BIOL 200; ECON 101 or 300.
  • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.
  • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent, and concurrent or prior enrollment in GEOL 102.
  • GEOL 280 Water Resources and Society (3)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 102, 104. A grade of "C" or better in MATH 117, or four years of high school mathematics.
  • MATH 119A (or 122) Survey of Calculus I (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 113.
  • MATH 119B (or 123) Survey of Calculus II (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 119A or 122.

(BIOL 111, 111L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11; also, if a transfer student took courses equivalent to BIOL 211, 212, or 213 at another institution without labs, they must take 212L, 213L, and 213L here)

Upper Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, 213, 260; MATH 119A or 122 all with a grade of "C" or better. Chemistry and physics recommended.
  • CHEM 327 (or 320A or 322A) Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.
  • ECON 300 (or 100 & 101) Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: ECON 100, ECON 101, and either MATH 115 or MATH 122, with grades of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses.
  • ES P 300 Environmental Law and Policy (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; ECON 100 and 101, or ECON 300; POSC 100; and upper division standing.
  • ES P 400 Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Project (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 350; ECON 462 (or 463 or 464); ES P 200, 300; GEOG 481 or 485; GEOL 300I.
  • GEOL 300I Earth Systems and Global Change (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, upper division standing, and CHEM 100 or CHEM 111A or GEOL 102 or GEOL 106 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take one of the following courses:

  • GEOG 481 Geographic Information Science for Natural Sciences (4)
    Prerequisites: Junior/Senior/Graduate standing; GEOG 140 or BIOL 153 or GEOL 102.
  • GEOG 485 Principles of Geographic Information Science (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOG 200 or equivalent; GEOG 380 and 482.

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, or Mathematics/Statistics from the list below:

ANTH 140, 405, 450; BIOL 313, 324, 340, 353, 427, 450, 451, 456, 457, 459, 464, 465, 467; CE 406I; 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, 495, 499; GEOG 400, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 446, 452, 455, 458, 460, 473, 474, 475, 482, 484, 486, 487A, 488; GEOL 190, 250, 303, 339, 410, 443, 454, 460, 461, 465, 466, 477; H SC 422; MATH 380 or STAT 380; MICR 200, 211; NSCI 492; PHYS 100A,B or PHYS 151, 152; STAT 381.

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