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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 - 35 to 36 hours (Course hours in parentheses)
Environmental Science, Bio 105/107 OR Organismal Biology I, Bio 111/107 (4)
Organismal Biology II, Bio 112/107 (4)
General Chemistry I, Chem 111 (4)
General Chemistry II, Chem 112 (4)
Environmental Chemistry, Chem 235 (4)
Introduction to Geology, Geol 101 (4) OR Environmental Geology, Geol 110
Earth History, Geol 104 (4)
Statistics, Math 140 OR Econ 325 OR Psych 232 (3-4)
Classical Physics, Phys 121/125 OR Physics Workshop I, Phys 101

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

Group I Electives - 8 hours
Any one course from biology or chemistry or geoscience track (3-4), which does not already fulfill a major requirement
Computer Science I, Cpsc 111 (3)
Database Management, Cpsc 260 (3)
Beginning Calculus, Math 190 (4)
Linear Algebra, Math 230 (3)
Numerical Analysis, Math 350 (3)
Classical Physics II, Phys 122/126 (4)
Physics Workshop I, Phys 101 (4)
Groundwater Hydrology (MATC), ENV253 (2)
Structural Geology, Geol 313 (4)
Sedimentology and Physical Stratigraphy, Geol 322 (3)
World Regional Geography, Geography 111 (3)


Completion of one of the following tracks of specialization in either biology, chemistry, or social science.

Biology Track

Required Courses - 18 hours
Vertebrate Natural History, Bio 232 (3)
Intro. to Cell and Molecular Biology, Bio 226 (3)
General Ecology, Bio 308 (4)
Microbiology, Bio 312 (4)
Aquatic Ecology, Bio 358 (4) OR Genetics and Evolution, Bio 306 (4) OR Molecular Biology, Bio 375 (4) OR Conservation Biology, CVSC 331

Elective Courses - 12 hours
Microeconomics, Econ 215 (3)
Macroeconomics, Econ 216 (3)
Economics of Developing Countries, Econ 341 (3)
International Economics, Econ 361 (3)
Topics in Economics, Econ 411 (3) - Environmental Economics
American Political System, Pols 110 (3)
Intro. to World Politics, Pols 130 (3)
Topics in Public Policy, Pols 320 (3)
Topics in International Politics, Pols 350 (3)
Environmental Ethics, Phil 331 (3)
American Environmental History, Hist 385 (3)
Environmental Sociology, Soc 370 (3)
Global Issues and Values, Rel 393 (3)

Chemistry Track
Required Courses - 21 Hours
Chemical Safety, Chem 200 (1)
Organic Chemistry I & II, Chem 213, 214 (8)
Physical Chemistry I, Chem 315 (4)
Analytical Chemistry, Chem 335 (4)
Intermediate Calculus, Math 220 (4)

Elective Courses - 12 hours
Microeconomics, Econ 215 (3)
Macroeconomics, Econ 216 (3)
Economics of Developing Countries, Econ 341 (3)
International Economics, Econ 361 (3)
Topics in Economics, Econ 411 (3) - Environmental Economics
American Political System, Pols 110 (3)
Intro. to World Politics, Pols 130 (3)
Topics in Public Policy, Pols 320 (3)
Topics in International Politics, Pols 350 (3)
Environmental Ethics, Phil 331 (3)
American Environmental History, Hist 385 (3)
Environmental Sociology, Soc 370 (3)
Global Issues and Values, Rel 393 (3)

Geoscience Track

Required Courses - 19 hours
Oceanography, Geol 200 (4)
Landform Evolution, Geol 220 (4)
Weather and Climate, Geog 321(3)
Mineralogy, Geol 301 (4)
Petrology, Geol 302 (4)

Elective Courses - 12 hours
Microeconomics, Econ 215 (3)
Macroeconomics, Econ 216 (3)
Economics of Developing Countries, Econ 341 (3)
International Economics, Econ 361 (3)
Topics in Economics, Econ 411 (3) - Environmental Economics
American Political System, Pols 110 (3)
Intro. to World Politics, Pols 130 (3)
Topics in Public Policy, Pols 320 (3)
Topics in International Politics, Pols 350 (3)
Environmental Ethics, Phil 331 (3)
American Environmental History, Hist 385 (3)
Environmental Sociology, Soc 370 (3)
Global Issues and Values, Rel 393 (3)

Social Science Track
Required Courses - 18 hours
Microeconomics, Econ 215 (3)
Macroeconomics, Econ 216 (3)
Economics of Developing Countries, Econ 341 OR
International Economics, Econ 361 OR
Topics in Economics, Econ 411 (3)
Intro. to World Politics, Pols 130 (3)
Topics in Public Policy, Pols 320 (3)
Topics in International Politics, Pols 350 (3)

Elective Courses - 11 hours
Two (8 hours) from:
General Ecology, Bio 308 (4)
Aquatic Ecology, Bio 358 (4)
Genetics and Evolution, Bio 306 (4)
Molecular Biology, Bio 375 (4)
Conservation Biology,CVSC 331 (4)
Organic Chemistry I, Chem 213 (4)
Organic Chemistry II, Chem 214 (4)
Physical Chemistry I, Chem 315 (4)
Analytical Chemistry, Chem 335 (4)
Oceanography, Geol 200 (4)
Landform Evolution, Geol 220 (4)
Weather and Climate, Geog 321 (3)

One (3 hours) from:
American Political System, Pols 110 (3)
Environmental Ethics, Philosophy 331 (3)
American Environmental History, Hist 385 (3)
Environmental Sociology, Soc 370 (3)
Global Issues and Values, Rel 393 (3)