Environmental Biology Option

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Land Resourses and Environmental Sciences3
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus (or higher)4
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
University Seminar (US Core)3
Year Total: 29
Sophomore YearCredits
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment3
ENSC 245IN - Soils3
ENSC 260 - Evolution for Env Scientists3
Choose one of the following:3
GPHY 262 - Spatial Sci Tech & Application
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog
Choose one of the following:3
BIOB 318 - Biometry
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4
WRIT 201 - College Writing II3
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 31
Junior YearCredits
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry5
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3
Choose one of the following:3
BIOE 370 - General Ecology (equiv to 270)
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology3
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change3
University Core and Electives8
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
Choose one of the following:3
BIOE 422 - Insect Ecology
BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
ENSC 444 - Watershed Hydrology3
BCH 380 - Biochemistry5
Choose one of the following:1-3
ENSC 464 - Computational Techniques Environmental Science
ENSC 465 - Environmental Biophysics
Choose one of the following:3
NRSM 430 - Natural Resource Law
PSCI 362 - Natural Resource Policy
ENSC 499R - LRES Capstone3
University Core and Electives 10-12
Year Total: 28-32
Total Program Credits: 120
Restricted Electives
Choose 15-17 credits from the following
AGSC 401Integrated Pest Management3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOB 420Evolution3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOE 405Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology3
BIOE 408Rocky Mountain Vegetation3
BIOE 428Freshwater Ecology3
BIOM 410Microbial Genetics3
BIOM 423Mycology (even years)3
BIOM 430Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
BIOM 450Microbial Physiology3
BIOM 455RResearch Mthds in Microbiology4
BIOO 412Animal Physiology3
BIOO 415Ichthyology3
BIOO 433Plant Physiology3
BIOO 470Ornithology3
BIOO 475Mammalogy3
ECNS 332Econ of Natural Resources3
ENSC 407Environmental Risk Assessment (odd years)3
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Survey and Monitoring Methods3
ENSC 443Weed Ecology and Management3
ENSC 445Watershed Analysis3
ENSC 448Stream Restoration Ecology3
ENSC 461Restoration Ecology3
ENSC 466Chemical Ecology3
GPHY 426Remote Sensing3
NRSM 421Holistic Thought/Mgmt4
NRSM 453Habitat Inventory and Analysis3
WILD 301Princ of Fish & Wildlife Mgmt3
WILD 438Wildlife Habitat Ecology3

Because some of our courses are offered during alternate years, the proposed scheduling of courses in junior and senior years may need to be modified. Work with an advisor to determine an individual schedule.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; at least 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Each student shall work closely with their faculty advisor to plan an integrated set of elective courses appropriate to their academic and professional goals.