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

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following course:

  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher and one GE Foundation course.
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 103 or higher.
  • ES P 200 California Environmental Issues (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: (GEOL 102, GEOL 104 OR GEOG 140 or GEOG 130) and (BIOL 200 or BIOL 211 or ECON 101 or ECON 300); or instructor consent.
  • 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, GEOL 104. Four years of high school mathematics.

Take one of the following choices:

  • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.

Take one of the following courses:

  • CHEM 111A, CHEM 140; GEOL 191;

Take one of the following courses:

  • MATH 115, MATH 119A, MATH 122

*Take one of the following courses:

  • BIOL 100 or GEOG 140

or

  • Any Introductory Environmental Science or Studies course

Upper Division

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, BIOL 213, BIOL 260; MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better. Chemistry and physics recommended.
  • 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: ESP 200 and upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
  • ES P 400 Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Project (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 350; ECON 462 or ECON 463 or ECON 464 or CE 406; ESP 200, ESP 300; GEOG 481; GEOL 300; or consent of instructor.
  • GEOL 300 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 473 Remote Sensing (4)
    Prerequisites GEOG 200 (or equivalent) and GEOG 280 or consent of instructor.
  • GEOG 481 Geographic Information Science for Natural Sciences (4)
    Prerequisites: Junior/Senior/Graduate standing; GEOG 140 or BIOL 153 or GEOL 102.

Take one course selected from the following:

  • POSC 328, POSC 329, POSC 431, POSC 432

Take one course selected from the following:

  • ECON 462, ECON 463, ECON 464

Take one course selected from the following:

  • GEOG 442, GEOG 447, GEOG 455, GEOG 458

Take one course selected from the following:

  • HIST 464, HIST 482; ENGL 444; ASAM 350; WGSS 424

Take one course selected from the following:

  • ANTH 450; BIOL 457, BIOL 459, ENGL 444; ESP 495; GEOG 443, GEOG 448, GEOG 486, GEOG 492; HIST 482; NSCI 492

Additional 6 units of course work selected from courses approved as options satisfying upper division requirements above or from the following approved list of additional courses; all must be upper division or approved by the advisor.

Additional Approved Courses:

  • ANTH 401; BIOL 450, BIOL 456; ECON 355, ECON 403, ECON 410, ECON 434, ECON 485, ECON 486; ENGR 302; ESP 490, ESP 491, ESP 499; GEOG 340, GEOG 355, GEOG 400, GEOG 440, GEOG 441,GEOG 443, GEOG 444, GEOG 445, GEOG 452, GEOG 460, GEOG 471, GEOG 474, GEOG 475, GEOG 482, GEOG 487A, GEOG 488; GEOL 303, GEOL 339, GEOL 410; SOC 350, SOC 355, SOC 410.

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