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Major Required Courses

Introductory Courses

Four Introductory courses are required. They can be applied toward electives or general education requirements.

BIOL 101 & Lab or BIOL 171 & Lab 4 units
Biology & Society
Introductory Biology*

BIOL 124 & Lab Environment & Ecology 4 units


CHEM 151 & Lab or CHEM 161 & Lab or CHEM 171 & Lab
Elementary Survey of Chemistry 4 units
General Chemistry 4 units
Principles of Chemistry 5 units

ECON 120 or ECON 130 3 units
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Economics*

Major Courses

A minimum of 36 credits are required in the Environmental Studies Major. Five non-introductory courses are required. If Zoology is selected, it should be listed under "Other Special Course Requirements" and not counted in the minimum 36 credits.

BIOL 310 or OCN/OEST/MET 310 3 units
Environmental Issues
Global Environmental Change


BOT 351 & Lab or BOT 454 or ZOOL 200 & Lab
Inside Tropical Ecosystems* 4 units
Vegetation Ecology 4 units
Marine Biology 3 units

GEOG 301 Atmospheric Pollution 3 units

IS 489 Environmental Practicum 3 units

OCN 320 Aquatic Pollution 3 units

* Recommended