Environmental Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Environmental Sciences majors through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:

General CALS distribution requirements
Core distribution requirements for the major (which also fill CALS distribution requirements):17
D2:SU:World Food,Pop & Develop
Agricultural Policy and Ethics
Home & Garden Horticulture
SU: Intro to Agroecology
SU:Ecology and Evolution
Microbiol & Infectious Disease
Entomology & Pest Mgmt
Environmental Science minimal basic science/quantitative courses (which also fill college core requirements):34
Exploring Biology
Principles of Biology
Exploring Biology
Principles of Biology
SU: Fundmntls of Soil Science
Environmental Geology
(PSS 161 is required for many PSS courses in several curricular concentrations; most students should take this course.)
QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I
QR: Calculus I
QR:Fundamentals of Calculus II
QR: Calculus II
Applied Environ Statistics
QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Intro Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry 1
Students should consider taking the following course sequence:
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 2
Environmental Sciences foundation courses:18
SU: Intro Environmental Sci
Global Environmental Assessmnt
Pollutant Mvmt/Air,Land&Water
Recovery&Restor Altered Ecosys
Applied Envir Assess Analysis
Concentration requirement: fourteen to seventeen credits in one of the following Focus Areas:14-17
Agriculture and the Environment
Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
Ecological Design
Environmental Analysis and Assessment
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geology
Environmental Health
Global Environmental and Climate Change
Water Resources
Students may elect to petition to develop a Self-Designed curriculum track.

Concentration Requirements

Agriculture and the Environment Concentration

PSS 162Soil Fertility & Conservation3
Choose a minimum of 11 additional credits from the following courses:
Plant Systematics
Environmental Microbiology
Entomology & Pest Mgmt
Weed Ecology & Management
Plant Pathology
Forage and Pasture Mgmnt
Permaculture
Biological Control
Internship
Undergraduate Research
SU: Advanced Agroecology
Soil Morph Class & Land Use
Chemistry of Soil & Water
Soil Ecology
Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremed
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 11 elective credits with advisor approval.

Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Concentration

WFB 224Conservation Biology4
Choose ONLY one of the following:
Plant Systematics
Dendrology
Ornithology
Ichthyology
Choose a minimum of 6-7 additional credits from the following courses:
Zoos, Exotics & Endang Species
Genetics
SU:Ecology and Evolution
Morph & Evo of Vascular Plants
Forest Ecosystem Analysis
Internship
Undergraduate Research
Population Genetics
Community Ecology
Sustain Mgmt Forest Ecosys
Ecosystems Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Soil Ecology
Fisheries Biology & Techniques
Prin of Wildlife Management
Fisheries Management
Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife Behavior
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 10 elective credits with advisor approval.

Ecological Design Concentration

NR 288Ecol Design & Living Technol3
Choose a minimum of 11 additional credits from the following courses:
Sustainable Community Dev
Green Building Energy Systems
Independent Study
Economics of Sustainability
Strat Plan:Comm Entrepreneurs
SU: Environmental Systems
SU: Water & Wastewater Engr
SU:Sustainability Science
Internship
Undergraduate Research
Environmental Microbiology
Advanced Ecological Design
Greenhouse Operations & Mgmt
Landscape Design Fundamentals
Soil Fertility & Conservation
Ecological Landscape Design
Composting Ecology & Mgmt
Permaculture
SU: Advanced Agroecology
Soil Ecology
Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremed
Ecotourism
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 11 elective credits with advisor approval.

Environmental Analysis and Assessment Concentration

Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following courses:
Quantitative Analysis
Fundamentals of Field Science
SU: Environmental Systems
SU: Water & Wastewater Engr
Environmental Quantitive Anyl
Inorganic Chemistry
Intro Physical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Remote Sensing of Natural Res
Internship
Undergraduate Research
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Environmental Microbiology
Intro to Geog Info Systems
GIS Practicum
Soil Morph Class & Land Use
Chemistry of Soil & Water
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 14 elective credits with advisor approval.

Environmental Biology Concentration

BCOR 102SU:Ecology and Evolution4
Choose a minimum of 12 additional credits from the following courses:
Field Zoology of Arthropods
Mammalogy
Population Genetics
Community Ecology
Plant-Animal Interactions
Evolution
Behavioral Ecology
Limnology
Stream Ecology
Soil Ecology
Internship
Undergraduate Research
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 12 elective credits with advisor approval.

Environmental Geology Concentration

Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following courses:
Field Geology
Glacial Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
Geomorphology
Geomorphology
Advanced Field Geology
Vermont Field Geology
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Intro to Geog Info Systems
Geog Info:Cncpts & Applic
Internship
Undergraduate Research
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 14 elective credits with advisor approval.

Environmental Health Concentration

NR/ENVS/HLTH 107SU:Human Health & the Envirnmt3
Choose a minimum of 11 additional credits from the following courses:
Anthro Research Global Health
Genetics
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Adv Biochem of Human Disease
Neurobiology
Organic Chemistry 2
Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics (When topic is Emerging Technologies and Human Health)
Microbiol & Infectious Disease
Human Health in the Food Syst
Intro to Geog Info Systems
SU: Health and Sustainability
Environmental Public Health
Environmental Public Health 2
Introduction to Pharmacology
Molecules & Medicine
Toxicology
QR: Med Biostat&Epidemiology
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 11 elective credits with advisor approval.

Global Environment and Climate Change Concentration

FOR/NR 146/GEOG 185Remote Sensing of Natural Res3
or NR 143 Intro to Geog Info Systems
Choose a minimum of 11 additional credits from the following courses:
SU: Environmental Systems
Internship
Undergraduate Research
SU:Climate Chg: Sci & Percept
Biogeography
Climatology: Concepts & Tools
Global Environmental Change
The Circumpolar Arctic
Adv Top: Global Change
Adv Top:Human Env Interactions (The Anthropocene)
Adv Top:Climate&Water Resource (Climatology and Natural Hazards)
Adv Top:Climate&Water Resource (Paleoclimatology)
Geomorphology
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
SU:Water as a Natural Resource
SU: Geography of Water
Landscape Ecology
Soil Morph Class & Land Use
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 11 elective credits with advisor approval.

 Water Resources Concentration

Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following courses:
Internship
Undergraduate Research
Adv Top:Climate&Water Resource (Snow Hydrology)
Environmental Geochemistry
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
SU:Water as a Natural Resource
SU: Geography of Water
Intro to Geog Info Systems
Limnology
Stream Ecology
Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremed
Fisheries Biology & Techniques
A maximum of 3 credits of ENSC 195 or ENSC 196 may apply toward the 14 elective credits with advisor approval.