Environmental Studies Major (30-32 units)

The Environmental Studies major curriculum consists of 9 core courses (21-23 units), a menu of electives (9 units).   The philosophy behind these curricula is that students gain broad exposure to the many facets of the field through the core, while having choices to match their interests through the elective offerings.  Please see the catalog for a full list of courses.

Check out some prospective two-year and three-year course scheduling plans.

Required Core Courses for Major (21-23 units)

Core Courses   Units
ENVR 103 Professional Seminar in Environmental Studies 1
ENVR 142 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
ENVR 142L Introduction to Environmental Science Lab 1
ENVR 251 Ecosystem Management 2
ENVR 280 Professional Development in Environmental Studies 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Resources Core* (Select 1 course) Units
ENVR 160 Watershed Protection and Restoration 3
ENVR 220 Introduction to Forestry 3
ENVR 240 Introduction to Wildlife 3
ENVR 264 Introduction to Fish 4
Physical Science Core* (Select 1 course) Units
ENVR/AGPS 210 Introduction to Soil Science            3
GEOL 102 Physical Geology 4
CHEM 102 General Chemistry 5
Biological Science Core* (Select 1 course) Units
BIOL 102 Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 104 Animal Biology, Evolution and Ecology 4
BIOL 106 Plant Biology, Evolution and Ecology 4
Social Science Core (Select 1 course) Units
ENVR/POLS 180 Environmental Policy                 3

*Courses not selected from above tables may additionally be chosen as electives. 

Elective Courses for Major (Select 9 units)

Elective Courses   Units
ENVR 102 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
ENVR/BIOL 102 Sierra Nevada Natural History 3
ENVR 125 Wildlife Laws and Issues 2
ENVR 164 Native Plants Workshop 1
ENVR 190 Environmental Studies Field Course 0.5
ENVR 192 Winter Ecology 0.5
ENVR 194 Current Environmental Issues 1
ENVR/GEOG 201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
ENVR 241 Wildlife Diversity and Field Techniques 4
ENVR 250 Introduction to Aquaculture 3
ENVR 266 Advanced Aquaculture 3
ENVR 291 Directed Study 1-5
ENVR 299 Special Topics in Environmental Studies 0.5--3
ENGL 180 Nature Literature of America 3
MATH 202 Statistics 4
ORL 116 Outdoor Recreation Principles 3
To earn an A.S. in Environmental Studies:
  1. Complete major core requirements and major electives.
  2. Complete FRC General Education, CSU Breadth, or IGETC requirements.
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 units.