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Environmental Studies

67-72 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Environmental Studies major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Environmental Studies

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

The major in environmental studies consists of 40-41 credits forming a core curriculum with an additional 27-32 credits within the students chosen concentration area.

CORE COURSES  |  40-41 credits
 

Required Courses  |  31 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
BIO 148
or
ESC 224
or
GEO 224
Introduction to Environmental Studies ENVS 101
CHM 140
or
CHM 142
Chemistry of the Environment ENVS 102
- Fundamentals of Climate Change ENVS 109
- Laboratory Experiences in Environmental Studies ENVS 201
- Energy ENVS 335
- Environmental Justice ENVS 336
- Environmental Studies Seminar ENVS 495
GEG 120
or 
GEG 121
Physical Geography and the Environment GEOG 100
PHY 120 Principles of Physics PHYS 101


Math Requirement |  3-4 credits
Choose one:

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
MTH 142 Elementary Statistics MATH 103
MTH 106  & MTH 107 
or
MTH 108
College Algebra I MATH 111


Writing Requirement  |  3 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ENG 126 Advanced Composition ENGL 201
ENG 120 Technical Writing ENGL 202
BUS 237/ ENG 266/ AOS 111/ AOS 172 Writing for Business and Industry ENGL 204


Social Science Requirement   |  3 credits
Choose one course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ANT 121 Introduction to Anthropology ANTH 100
SOC 121 Introduction to Sociology SOCA 101
PSC 121 American Politics POLS 100

REQUIRED CONCENTRATIONS  | 32 credits

Choose one:
 

Environmental Biology Concentration  |  32 credits
 

Required Courses  |  28 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
BIO 121
or 
BIO 161
Bioscience BIOS 101
BIO 122
or
BIO 162
Organismal Biology BIOS 102
- Biostatistics BIOS 210
- Principles of Ecology BIOS 305
- Restoration Ecology BIOS 333
- Conservation Biology BIOS 336
MTH 118
or 
MTH 124
or
MTH 144
College Algebra II with Trigonometry MATH 114


Choose One Course  |  4 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Invertebrate Zoology BIOS 313
- Vertebrate Zoology BIOS 318
- Botany BIOS 324
- Animal Behavior BIOS 340

Students may satisfy the requirements for a biological sciences minor with this concentration. It is the student’s responsibility to officially declare the minor by submitting a plan declaration form to the department.


 





Environmental Chemistry Concentration  |  27 credits

Required Courses

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
CHM 121 General Chemistry I
OR
General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 101
or
CHEM 103
CHM 123 General Chemistry II
OR
General Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 102
or
CHEM 104
 
- Quantitative Analysis CHEM 206
- Introduction to Green Chemistry CHEM 230
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry I
AND 
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 321
AND 
CHEM 323
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry II
AND
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 322
and 
CHEM 323

Students may satisfy the requirements for a chemistry minor and a certificate in green chemistry with this concentration. It is the student’s responsibility to officially declare the minor by submitting a plan declaration form to the department.


 




 

Environmental Geography Concentration  |  30 credits

Required Courses  |  26 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Map Use and Analysis GEOG 250
- Biogeography GEOG 326
GEG 240 Cartography and GIS GEOG 350
- Geography in Land Use Planning GEOG 365
- Soil Ecosystems and Resources GEOG 382
- Landscape Ecology GEOG 384
- Introduction to GIS Analysis GEOG 460
- Advanced GIS Applications GEOG 465


Elective Course  |  4 credits
Choose one:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Landforms and Environmental Processes GEOG 324
- Field Methods in Geography GEOG 396

Students may satisfy the requirements for a geography minor and GIS certificate with this concentration. It is the student’s responsibility to officially declare the minor by submitting a plan declaration form to the department.


 




 

Environmental Geology Concentration  |  28 credits

Required Courses:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ESC 121
or 
GEO 121
Introductory Geology GEOS 101
ESC 122
or 
GEO 122
Origin and History of the Earth GEOS 102
- Introductory Geology Laboratory GEOS 104
ESC 221
or 
GEO 221
Minerals and Rocks GEOS 200
- Geomorphology GEOS 301
- Environmental Geology GEOS 330
- Glacial Geology GEOS 420
- Environmental Sampling, Monitoring, and Assessment GEOS 445

Students may satisfy the requirements for a geosciences minor with this concentration. It is the student’s responsibility to officially declare the minor by submitting a plan declaration form to the department.


 





Environmental Policy and Society Concentration  |  30 credits

Required Courses:

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
ANT 221 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 200
ECO 222 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 120
- Environmental Economics ECON 300
- Literature and Other Disciplines ENGL 460
- Conservation of Natural Resources GEOG 308
- Geography in Land Use Planning GEOG 365
- Public Policy POLS 202
- Environmental Policy POLS 302
- Society and Environment SOCA 379
- Environmental Anthropology SOCA 382

Students pursuing this concentration should take MATH 111, which is a specified pre-requisite for ECON 120.


 



 

General Environmental Studies Concentration  |  30 credits

To complete this concentration, students must complete the following:

a. Choose at least two courses from four other concentrations (above). These must be unique courses; a student cannot count a course in two different concentrations. *
b. Students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits overall within the courses offered within the concentrations. This may require students to take more than two (2) classes from certain concentrations. This may or may not be satisfied by completing #1.
c. Students must complete of at least twelve (12) credits at the 300 level or higher.

*Within the environmental chemistry concentration, CHEM 101/103 and CHEM 102/104 are paired as a lecture/laboratory and if students choose these course pairs, each pair is counted as one course for students pursuing the general environmental studies concentration.

 

Depending on the courses taken within each concentration, students may qualify for a minor in the department offering the majority of courses within the concentration. Please consult with your advisor for more information.

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