Soil and Water Sciences Option

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Land Resourses and Environmental Sciences3
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
ERTH 101IN - Earth System Sciences4
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
University Seminar (US) Core3
Year Total: 29
Sophomore YearCredits
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus (or higher)4
ENSC 245IN - Soils3
ENSC 260 - Evolution for Env Scientists3
Choose one of the following:
BIOB 318 - Biometry
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics (or higher)
GEO 208IN - Earth Materials3
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog3
WRIT 201 - College Writing II3
University Core & Electives4
Year Total: 23
Junior YearCredits
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment3
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry5
Choose one of the following:3
BIOE 370 - General Ecology (equiv to 270)
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4
ERTH 307 - Principles of Geomorphology4
Take one of the following:3
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
ENSC 460 - Soil Remediation
University Core and Electives5
Year Total: 27
Senior YearCredits
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3
ENSC 444 - Watershed Hydrology3
ENSC 454 - Landscape Pedology3
ENSC 499R - LRES Capstone3
Take one of the following:3
BIOE 428 - Freshwater Ecology
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
ENSC 448 - Stream Restoration Ecology
ENSC 461 - Restoration Ecology
Take one of the following:3
NRSM 430 - Natural Resource Law
PSCI 362 - Natural Resource Policy
Take one of the following:3-4
ENSC 464 - Computational Techniques Environmental Science
ENSC 445 - Watershed Analysis
ENSC 465 - Environmental Biophysics
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change3
University Core and Electives5-6
Year Total: 29-31
Total Program Credits: 120
Directed Electives
Each student shall work closely with their faculty advisor to plan an integrated set of directed elective courses appropiate to their academic, professional and personal goals.
Choose 11-12 Credits from the following:
AGSC 454Agrostology3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOE 428Freshwater Ecology (if not taken above)3
BIOE 455Plant Ecology3
BIOM 415Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution3
BIOM 452Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology3
CHMY 311Fundamental Analytical Chem4
EENV 441Natural Treatment Systems3
ENSC 407Environmental Risk Assessment3
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Survey and Monitoring Methods3
ENSC 443Weed Ecology and Management3
ENSC 445Watershed Analysis3
ENSC 448Stream Restoration Ecology (if not taken above)3
ENSC 460Soil Remediation3
ENSC 461Restoration Ecology (if not taken above)3
ENSC 466Chemical Ecology3
ERTH 432RSurface Water Resources3
GEO 309Sedimentation and Stratigraphy4
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 426Remote Sensing3
GPHY 429RApplied Remote Sensing3
GPHY 484RApplied GIS & Spatial Analysis3
NRSM 421Holistic Thought/Mgmt4
NRSM 455Riparian Ecology & Management3
STAT 411Methods for Data Analysis I3

Because some of the 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 for 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.