Environmental Science and Studies

Academic Requirements (Science)

Introductory course:

  • ENV 101. Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENV 117. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Introductory science sequences  (both are required):

  • BIO 111, 112. General Biology I, II
  • CHE 111, 112. General Chemistry I, II

Environmental science lab-based courses (all of the following are required):

  • ENV 141. Atmosphere, Ocean and Environment
  • BIO 206. Ecology
  • CHE/ENV 210. Environmental Chemistry
  • ENV 311. Watershed Biogeochemistry
  • ENV 312. Field Methods in Environmental Science

Three elective courses selected from the list below:

At least 2 must be ENV
At least 2 must have a lab (those without a lab are noted)

  • ENV/BIO 221. The Bermuda Environment (summer course)
  • ENV 222. Summer Environmental Studies in Ecuador (summer course)
  • ENV/PHY 240 Earth and Planetary Systems
  • ENV 302. Conservation and Wildlife Techniques
  • ENV/BIO 313. Wetlands Ecology
  • ENV 314. Energy and the Environment (no lab)
  • ENV 394. Sustainability and the Environment
  • ENV 394. Climate Change
  • ENV 294, 394. Other Special Topics (with approval of the Chair, possibility of a lab)
  • CRS 246. Interdisciplinary Study of an Estuary: Integration and Action (if enrolled in the Chesapeake Semester)
  • BIO 309. Marine and Estuarine Biology
  • BIO 328. Behavioral Ecology
  • CHE 201. Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 301. Analytical Chemistry

Mathematics Component:

  • MAT 201. Differential Calculus or MAT 109. Statistics
    (Differential Calculus is recommended if you plan to attend graduate school)

Junior and Senior Seminar:

  • ENV 392. Environmental Studies Junior Seminar
  • ENV 491. Environmental Studies Senior Seminar

Senior Capstone Experience (4-credits)

  • ENV SCE, to be completed the last semester of a student’s senior year