Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

B.A. in Environmental Studies - Track A (Program Code: ENVA)

Requirements (78-79 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Environmental Studies - Track A

Lower-division requirements (28)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
CHEM 205Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry5
GEOG 201Map Interpretation4
A minimum of fourteen units chosen from:14
Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution
Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry
Physical Geography
Introductory Geology
Health and Society: An Ecological Approach
Physics in the Modern World
Basic Concepts of Physics I
Upper-division requirements (30-31)
BIOL 349Biology of Ecosystems4-5
or GEOG 370 Landscape Analysis
ECON 360Economics of the Environment4
or HSCI 478 Environmental Health Management
Four units chosen from:4
Field Methods in Geography
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Digital Image Processing
GEOG 350Conservation and Natural Resources4
GEOG 360Weather and Climate4
or GEOG 365 Climate Change
GEOG 480Geomorphology4
or GEOL 312 Geology of California
GEOG 305Geographic Statistics and Research Methods4
or MATH 165 Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing
Note: MATH 165 can only be taken with approval of Environmental Studies coordinator
GEOG 500Senior Seminar2
Electives (20)
A minimum of 20 units chosen from Groups 1 and 2: (Students must take at least two courses from each of the following groups provided that none have been used elsewhere to meet requirements of this major.) 20
Total Units78-79

Group 1 

ECON 360Economics of the Environment4
GEOG 370Landscape Analysis4
GEOG 415Urban Planning and Land Development4
GEOG 470Hydrology and Water Resources4
GEOG 480Geomorphology4
GEOL 312Geology of California4
HSCI 322Air Pollution2
HSCI 352Principles of Environmental Health4
HSCI 401Advanced Environmental Health5
PSCI 342The Politics of Environment4

Group 2 

GEOG 202Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography5
GEOG 304Field Methods in Geography4
GEOG 308Advanced Geographic Information Systems5
GEOG 402Geographic Information Systems Applications5
GEOG 406Digital Image Processing4
GEOL 301Introduction to Geologic Mapping4
HSCI 324Radiological Health and Safety2
HSCI 478Environmental Health Management4

Students are encouraged to use approved independent study courses and approved internships for Group 1 and 2 electives.

B.A. in Environmental Studies - Track B (Program Code: ENVB)

Requirements (79 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Environmental Studies - Track B

Lower-division requirements (32)
BIOL 200Biology of the Cell5
BIOL 201Biology of Organisms5
BIOL 202Biology of Populations5
CHEM 215General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding6
CHEM 216General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions6
Five units chosen from:5
Physics in the Modern World
Basic Concepts of Physics I
Upper-division requirements (31)
CHEM 345Modern Quantitative Analysis5
Four units chosen from:4
Economics of the Environment
Environmental Health Management
Four units chosen from:4
Field Methods in Geography
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Digital Image Processing
GEOG 350Conservation and Natural Resources4
Four units chosen from:4
Weather and Climate
Climate Change
Four units chosen from:4
Geomorphology
Geology of California
GEOG 500Senior Seminar2
Four units chosen from:4
Geographic Statistics and Research Methods
Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing
Note: MATH 165 can only be taken with approval of Environmental Studies coordinator
Electives (16)
A minimum of 16 units chosen from one of the following Groups 1 or 2 below.16
Total Units79
Group 1 (16)
GEOG 370Landscape Analysis4
Five units chosen from:5
Ecology
Marine Biology and Ecology
A minimum of seven units chosen from:7
Local Flora
Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II Lecture
Organic Chemistry II Lab
Physical Geography
Introductory Geology
Principles of Environmental Health
Advanced Environmental Health
Total Units16
Group 2 (16)
CHEM 221AOrganic Chemistry I Lecture3
CHEM 221BOrganic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 222AOrganic Chemistry II Lecture3
CHEM 222BOrganic Chemistry II Lab1
A minimum of eight units chosen from:8
Local Flora
Landscape Analysis
Ecology
Marine Biology and Ecology
Physical Geography
Introductory Geology
Introduction to Geochemistry
Principles of Environmental Health
Advanced Environmental Health
Total Units16

Students are encouraged to use approved independent study courses and approved internships for Group 1 and 2 electives.