Soil and Water Sciences Option

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Land Resources and Environmental Sciences3  
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
& CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3  
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems  4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
& CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus  4
US Core  3
Year Total: 14 15
Sophomore YearCredits
ENSC 245IN - Soils3  
ERTH 101IN - Earth System Sciences4  
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog 3  
Take one of the following:3  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
BIOB 318 - Biometry
STAT 332 - Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
Univ. Core3  
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment  3
ENSC 260 - Evolution for Env Scientists  3
PHSX 205 - College Physics I  4
WRIT 201 - College Writing II
or HONR 202IH - Texts and Critics: Knowledge & Imagination II
Univ. Core  3
Year Total: 16 16
Junior YearCredits
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3  
ERTH 307 - Principles of Geomorphology4  
BIOE 370 - General Ecology 3  
Take one of the following:3  
ENSC 407 - Environmental Risk Assessment
GPHY 329 - Environment and Society
GPHY 402 - Water and Society
PSCI 448 - The Politics of Climate Change
WILD 420 - Range & Wildlife Policy and Planning
Univ. Core3  
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
& CHMY 212 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
ENSC 311 - Fundamentals of Environmental Data Analysis  3
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change  3
Take one of the following:  3
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
ENSC 460 - Soil Remediation
Year Total: 16 14
Senior YearCredits
ENSC 444 - Watershed Hydrology3  
ENSC 454 - Landscape Pedology3  
Take one of the following:3  
BIOE 428 - Freshwater Ecology
ENSC 448 - Stream Restoration Ecology
ENSC 461 - Restoration Ecology
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology (offered Spring)
Univ. Core3  
Directed Elective3  
ENSC 499R - LRES Capstone  3
Directed Electives  11
Year Total: 15 14
Total Program Credits: 120
Directed Electives
Each student shall work closely with their faculty advisor to plan an integrated set of elective courses appropriate to their academic, professional and personal goals. Courses not on this list may be used IF considered appropriate to the student's goals AND approved by the faculty advisor as a curricular exception. Students choosing to take lower level courses (1xx/2xx) for directed electives should be sure they are meeting the university minimum requirement of 42 credits of upper level classes (3xx/4xx) for graduation.
Choose 14 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
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
M 172Calculus II4
NRSM 421Holistic Thought/Mgmt4
NRSM 455Riparian Ecology & Management3
STAT 337Intermediate Statistics with Introduction to Statistical Computing3
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.