Bachelor Of Science In Environmental Studies With A Concentration In Life Sciences

The required core courses are:

(Note that in the case of cross-listed courses, Environmental Studies majors must enroll in the ENVN section.)

  

ENVN 2010Environmental Problems and Solutions

1 credit

GEOL 1010Environmental Geology

3 credits

ENVN 4820/BIOL 4820/GEOG 4820/PA 4820Introduction to Environmental Law and Regulations

3 credits

ENVN 4610/GEOG 4610/GEOL 4610/GEOG 8616/GEOL 8616/BIOL 4610Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

3 credits

And Either

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

Or

CHEM 3030Environmental Chemistry

3 credits

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A minimum of 3 credit hours of ENVN 4800 Internship in Environmental Management and Planning must be completed

ENVN 4800/BIOL 4800Internship in Environmental Management and Planning

1 - 3 credits

A physical geography course must be selected from:

GEOG 1030Introduction to Physical Geography

5 credits

GEOG 1060Physical Geography: Climate and Waters

4 credits

GEOG 1070Physical Geography: Soils and Landforms

4 credits

 

Also required are:

  • An approved course in statistics
  • An approved GIS course with lab:
ENVN 4600/BIOL 8606/BIOL 4600GIS Applications for Environmental Science

1 credit

GEOG 1090Introduction to Geospatial Sciences

4 credits

GEOG 3530/GEOG 8535Cartography and GIS

2 credits

Along with lab

GEOG 3540Cartography and GIS Lab

2 credits

The Life Science Concentration requirements are:

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3340/BIOL 8345Ecology

4 credits

BIOL 3530/BIOL 8535Flora of The Great Plains

3 credits

BIOL 4120/BIOL 8126Conservation Biology

3 credits

One of the following courses

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

Two additional upper division courses in biology approved by an advisor.  At least one course must include a lab.

One of the following chemistry sequences is required:

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

OR

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

OR

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

Lastly, students must take one of the following physics sequences:

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

OR

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Advanced Writing Course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.  For the environmental studies major with a concentration in Life Sciences, the advanced writing requirement can be fulfilled through one of the two options for biology majors:

 

Option I - complete two courses from each of the three tiers below. All courses used to meet the writing requirement must be taken at UNO. Only courses completed in 2010 or later qualify.

 

Tier I

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Tier II

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 3340/BIOL 8345Ecology

4 credits

Tier III two writing intensive 3000 or 4000 level biology courses designated as Tier III courses

OR

 

Option II

Complete either:

BIOL 3150Writing and Communication in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

ENGL 3980Technical Writing Across the Disciplines

3 credits