B.S. in Environmental Science Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (60-64 credits)

  1. Core Courses (34)
    • BIOL 175 Introductory Biology I (3) or BIOL 176 Introductory Biology II (3)
    • BIOL 281 General Ecology (3)
    • CHEM 124-124L General Chemistry I (3), Gen Chemistry I Lab (1)
    • CHEM 125-125L General Chemistry II (3), Gen Chemistry II Lab (1)
    • ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3)
    • ENSC 100 Intro to Environmental Science (3) or GEOG 101 Geog & Nat Environ (3)
    • ENSC 385 Fld Meth in Geog & Environ Sci (3)
    • ENSC 495 Senior Seminar Environ Science (3)
    • MATH 205-206 Calculus I (4), Calculus II (4)
  2. Quantitative Methods: Choose one course from the three-credit courses listed below: (3)
    • BIOL 280 Biostatistics (3)
    • GEOG 201 Interp Geog Data (3)
    • GEOG 280 Introduction to Geostatistics (3)
    • MARE 250 Statistical Apps in Marine Sci (3)
    • MATH 121 Intro Stats & Prob (3)
  3. Human and the Environment: Choose two courses from the three-credit courses listed below: (6)
    • ANTH 315 Ecological Anthropology (3)
    • ECON 380 Natural Resource Env Eco (3)
    • GEOG 312 Food and Societies (3)
    • GEOG 326 Natural Resources (3)
    • GEOG 340 Intro to Land Use Planning (3)
    • GEOG 436 Environ Politics in Pacific (3)
    • GEOG 440 Community Planning (3)
    • PHIL 412 Philosophy of Nature (3)
    • POLS 335 Envir Politics & Policy (3)
  4. Environmental Science: Choose three courses from one concentration listed below: (9–11)
    • Biological Concentration
      • BIOL/GEOG 309 Biogeography (3)
      • BIOL 375 Biology of Microorganisms (3)
      • BIOL 381 Conservation Biology (3)
      • BIOL 481-481L Advanced Ecology and Evolution (3), Ecology & Evolutn Resrch Methd (2)
      • ENSC 457 Vegetation of the Hawaiian Isl (3)
      • GEOG 409 Princples of Landscape Ecology (3)
      • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)
    • Physical Science Concentration
      • CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chem & Biochem (3)
      • CHEM 241-241L Organic Chem I (3), Organic Chem I Lab (1)
      • CHEM 360 Environmental Chemistry (3)
      • GEOG 300 Climatology (3)
      • GEOG 301 Global Warming/Climate Change (3)
      • GEOG 319 Nat Hazards/Disasters (3)
      • GEOL 300 Adv Environmental Earth Sci (3)
      • GEOL 342 Earth Surface Processes (3)
      • GEOL 360 Surface Water (3)
      • GEOL 460 Groundwater (3)
      • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
      • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)
  5. Advanced Environmental Techniques: Choose two courses: (6)
    • ANTH 481 Archaeometry (3)
    • FOR 202 Forestry & Natural Resources (3)
    • ENSC 441 Environmentl Impact Assessment (3)
    • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3)
    • GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (3)
    • GEOG 481 Advance Geo-Spatial Techniques (3)
    • GEOL 445 GIS for Geology (3)
    • GEOL 450 Geological Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG 382 Qualitative Research (3)
    • GEOG 488 Advanced Geostatistics (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Environmental Science

120 credits required.

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 29 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400-level.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.