Environmental Sciences, B.S. Sample Degree Map

The Environmental Sciences, B.S. degree integrates the strengths of programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Geosciences to understand the Earth ecosystem as a whole.

Students demonstrate their ability to conduct independent work in the environmental sciences through internships with local conservation departments, consulting firms or municipalities, or through research with a faculty member.

Possible careers after completion of this major include: environmental consulting, resource management, conservation scientist, aquatic and fishery research/management, wildlife management, conservation officer, and environmental and community planning.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 100 Freshman Seminar 1
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Lab 1
BIOL 131 Intro Ecology & Evolution 3
BIOL 132 Intro Ecology & Evol Lab 1
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 105 Global Environmental Issues 3
BIOL 133 Cell & Molecular Bio II 3
BIOL 134 Cell & Molecular Bio II Lab 1
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126 General Chemistry Lab II 1
ENGL 100 Craft of Writing 3
 
TOTAL 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
GEO 165 Planet Earth 3
GEO 169 Planet Earth Lab 1
GIS 201 Geographic Information Systems I 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GIS 301 Geographic Information Systems II 3
STAT 250 Statistics for Scientists 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
 
 
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 310 Environmental Analysis 4
BIOL 330 General Ecology 3
BIOL 331 General Ecology Lab 1
GEO 330 Geomorphology 3
General Elective 2
 
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 410 Environmental Assessment 3
ESCI 490 Environ. Sciences Practicum 3
GEO 450 Hydrology 4
BIOL 243 Organismal Biology 3
BIOL 244 Organismal Biology Lab 1
GEO 311 Global Climate (or) 3
BIOL 450 Global Change Biol
TOTAL 17

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 440 Environmental Science Seminar 1
Environmental Perspective Course 3
Upper General Elective 3
Upper General Elective 3
Upper General Elective 3
 
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ESCI 441 Environmental Science Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 341 Environmental Chemistry (or) 3
CHEM 317 Analytical Chem
Environmental Perspective Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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