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Major Requirements

Curriculum

Each student majoring in Environmental Science will complete:

  • The Core Courses
  • The Environmental Applications
  • The Group I electives
  • One track of specialization in either biology, chemistry, or social science and the accompanying electives for that track

For course descriptions of the Core Courses and the Environmental Applications please go to the Course Descriptions page.

For descriptions of electives or Environmental Science track courses, please use the following link to access the Muskingum University online catalog.


Core Courses - 45 hours(Course hours in parentheses)
BIOL 106 - Environmental Science (4)
OR BIOL 111 - Organismal Biology (3) AND BIOL 107 - Biology Laboratory I (1);
BIOL 112 - Organismal Biology II (3) AND BIOL 108 - Biology Laboratory II (1)
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I (4), CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II (4) , CHEM 235 - Environmental Chemistry (4)
GEOL 101 - Introduction to Geology (4) OR GEOL 110 - Environmental Geology (4), GEOL 104 - Earth History (4)
MATH 140 - Practical Statistics (3), BUSI 325 - Statistics (3), OR PSYC 232 - Behavioral Statistics (3)
PHEN 121 - Classical Physics I (4) OR PHEN 101 - Conceptual Physics (4)

Environmental Applications - 6 hours
EVSC 121 - Environmental Issues (1),
EVSC 421 - Topics in Environmental Science (1),
EVSC 422 - Advanced Internship In Environmental Science (4),
OR EVSC 428 - Environmental Science Senior Research (4)

Group I Electives - 8 hours
CPSC 111 - Computer Science (3)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4), MATH 230 - Linear Algebra and Vectors (3), MATH 350 - Numerical Analysis (3)
PHEN 122 - Classical Physics I (4) or PHEN 101 - Conceptual Physics (4)
GEOL 313 - Structural Geology (3), GEOL 322 - Sedimentology and Physical Stratigraphy (3)
GEOG 111 - World Regional Geography (3), GEOG 310 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

Any one course from biology, chemistry, or geoscience track which does not already fulfill a major requirement.
BIOL 226 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3), BIOL 232 - Vertebrate Natural History (4), BIOL 308 - General Ecology (4), BIOL 312 - Microbiology (4), BIOL 306 - Genetics (4), BIOL 375 - Molecular Biology (4)
CHEM 200 - Laboratory Safety (1), CHEM 213 - Organic Chemistry I (4), CHEM 214 - Organic Chemistry II (4), CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry I (4), CHEM 335 - Analytical Chemistry (4)
CVSC 331 - Criminal Investigation (3)
GEOL 200 - Oceanography (3), GEOL 220 - Landform Evolution (3), GEOL 301 - Mineralogy (4), GEOL 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3)
GEOG 321 - Weather and Climate (3)
MATH 200 - Calculus II (4)


Complete requirements for at least one track:

Biology Track
Required Courses - 19 hours
BIOL 226 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
BIOL 232 - Vertebrate Natural History (4)
BIOL 308 - General Ecology (4)
BIOL 312 - Microbiology (4)
BIOL 306 - Genetics (4)
OR BIOL 375 - Molecular Biology (4)
OR CVSC 331 - Criminal Investigation (3)

Elective Courses - Select a minimum of 12 hours from at least two different disciplines.)
ECON 215 - Microeconomics (3)
ECON 216 - Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 361 - International Economics (3)
ECON 341 - Economics of Developing Countries (3)
ECON 411 Topics in Economics (3) - Environmental Economics
HIST 385 - American Environmental History (3)
PHIL 331 - Environmental Ethics (3)
POLS 111 - American Political Systems (3)
POLS 131 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 321-323 - Public Administration - Public Policy - Administrative Law (3, 3, 3,)
RELG 393 - Global Issues and Values (3)
SOCI 370 - Environmental Sociology (3)


Chemistry Track
Required Courses - 21 Hours
CHEM 200 - Chemical Safety (1)
CEHM 213, 214 - Organic Chemistry I & II (4 & 4)
CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 335 - Analytical Chemistry (4)
MATH 200 - Calculus II (4)

Elective Courses - Select a minimum of 12 hours from at least two different disciplines.
ECON 215 - Microeconomics (3)
ECON 216 - Macroeconomics(3)
ECON 361 - International Economics (3)
ECON 411 - Topics in Economics (3) - Environmental Economics
HIST 385 - American Environmental History (3)
PHIL 331 - Environmental Ethics (3)
POLS 111 - American Political Systems (3)
POLS 131 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 321-323 - Public Administration - Public Policy - Administrative Law (3, 3, 3)
RELG 393 - Global Issues and Values (3)
SOCI 370 - Environmental Sociology (3)

Geoscience Track
Required Courses - 19 hours
GEOL 200 - Oceanography (4)
GEOL 220 - Landform Evolution (4)
GEOL 301 - Mineralogy (4)
GEOL 302 - Petrology (4)
GEOG 321 - Weather and Climate (3)

Elective Courses - Select a minimum of 12 hours from at least two different disciplines.
ECON 215 - Microeconomics (3)
ECON 216 - Macroeconomics(3)
ECON 361 - International Economics (3)
ECON 411 - Topics in Economics (3) - Environmental Economics
HIST 385 - American Environmental History (3)
PHIL 331 - Environmental Ethics (3)
POLS 111 - American Political Systems (3)
POLS 131 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 321-323 - Public Administration - Public Policy - Administrative Law (3, 3, 3)
RELG 393 - Global Issues and Values (3)
SOCI 370 - Environmental Sociology (3)

Social Science Track
Required Courses - 18 hours
ECON 215 - Microeconomics (3)
ECON 216 - Macroeconomics(3)
ECON 411 - Topics in Economics (3) - Environmental Economics
POLS 131 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 151 - Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 322 - Public Policy (3)

Elective Courses - Select a minimum of 12 hours from at least two different disciplines.
Choose at least two (8 hours):
BIOL 308 - General Ecology (4)
BIOL 306  OR BIOL 375 OR CVSC 331
CHEM 213 - Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 214 - Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 335 - Analytical Chemistry (4)
GEOL 200 -  Oceanography (3)
GEOL 220 - Landform Evolution (3)
GEOG 321 - Weather and Climate (3)

Choose at least one (3 hours):
HIST 385 - American Environmental History (3)
PHIL 331- Environmental Ethics (3)
POLS 111 - American Political Systems (3)
RELG 393 - Global Issues and Values (3)
SOCI 370 - Environmental Sociology (3)