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  • Environmental Science

    Environmental science is the science of people's role in natural systems, the basis of our economy. This program accesses courses university-wide and provides numerous opportunities for international study.

    About This Major

    Overview

    The environmental science degree approaches complex environmental issues with reliable knowledge and interdisciplinary perspectives, and provides the full range of knowledge relevant to complex environmental problems. This includes biological and physical sciences, ethics, economics, policy and law.

    The degree prepares graduates for jobs in environmental consulting companies, government environmental offices or land and water management agencies, or non-government organizations. About one-third of environmental science students advance to graduate or professional degree programs. The combination of the school's broad undergraduate degree with a subsequent degree is highly marketable.

    The school also offers a 4-year plus 1-year program, combining the bachelor's degree in environmental science and the Master of Science in interdisciplinary ecology.

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    Core Requirements for Both Degrees

    Students take a core of courses, including a general course in environmental science and courses in ethics, ecology, organic chemistry, earth science, global science, hydrologic systems, and policy and natural resource management.

    The core provides 31-32 credits of coursework in physical, biological and social sciences. The B.S. and B.A. tracks are similar. The B.S. includes one course in policy and one in organic chemistry; the B.A. includes two policy courses and no organic chemistry.

    Beyond the core requirement, each student selects 21-27 additional credits from electives for the major. During the fourth year, all students take a capstone course where critical thinking skills are developed.

    The freshmen and sophomore years lay a foundation of coursework for building later expertise. Students need to know the natural sciences of physics, chemistry and biology, with laboratory experience in each area. Study of microeconomics and macroeconomics are required to understand the human economy. Introductory statistics empowers students to independently evaluate sets of numbers. College algebra and an introduction to calculus enable students to work with rates of change, the heart of ecological science.

    Coursework in the core of the major provides a base of common knowledge and experience in subjects essential to environmental science. Then students diverge into electives chosen according to individual interest. Senior-year students return to a common course that develops critical-thinking skills by confronting conflicts of ecological and economic paradigms, synthesizing across physical, biological and social systems, and engaging diverse knowledge and views to resolve key environmental problems.

    The preprofessional courses for the Bachelor of Science prepare students for a more science-oriented major. The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts include less physics and mathematics, in preparation for a major that is more systems and policy oriented.

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    Core Requirements for Both Degrees

    Required Foundation Course
    EVS 3000 Environmental Science​ 3​
    EVS 3000L Environmental Science Laboratory 1
    Environmental Ethics: take one
    AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics (GE-H or S) 3
    PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology (GE-H) 3
    POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics 3
    REL 2104 Environmental Ethics (GE-H) 3
    REL 2166 Religion and the Environmental Crisis​ 3​
    REL 3492 Religion Ethics and Nature (H) 3
    Ecology: take one
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology 3
    FOR 3153C Forest Ecology (GE-B) (B.S. only) 3
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    PCB 4043C General Ecology (GE-B) (B.S. only) 4
    Organic Chemistry: B.S. - take one; B.A. - take none
    Toxicology Concentration: see other requirements
    BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 3
    EES 4203 Phase Partitioning in the Environment 4
    Earth and Soil Science: take one
    GEO 2200 and 2200L Physical Geography (3) and Physical Geography Laboratory (1)
    GE-P)
    4
    GLY 1000 Exploring the Geological Sciences (GE-P) (B.A. only) 3
    GLY 2010C Physical Geology (GE-P) (B.S. only) 4
    GLY 2030C Environmental and Engineering Geology (GE-P) 3
    GLY 2100C Historical Geology (GE-P) (B.S. only) 4
    SWS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment (3) and Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use (GE-P) * 3
    Global Systems: take one
    GEO 3250 Climatology (GE-P) 3
    GEO 3930 Introduction to Climate Change 3
    GLY 1073 Introduction to Global Change (B.A. only) 3
    GLY 3074 Oceans and Global Climate Change 3
    MET 1010 Introduction to Weather and Climate 3
    OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography 3
    Hydrologic Systems: take one
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues 3
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources 3
    GEO 3280 Principles of Geographic Hydrology (GE-P) 4
    GLY 3882C Hydrology and Human Affairs 3
    SWS 4244 Wetlands 3
    SWS 4245 Water Resource Sustainability 3
    Environmental Policy: B.S. - take one; B.A. - take two
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
    AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy (GE-S) 3
    ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy 4
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3
    INR 3034 Politics of the World Economy 3
    INR 3502 International Institutions (GE-S and N) 3
    POS 4931 Florida Environmental Politics 3
    PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology (GE-S) 3
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation (GE-S) 3
    Natural Resource Management: take one
    AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society 3
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Management 3
    FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science 3
    FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People 3
    FOR 3200C Foundations in Forest Resources and Conservation 3
    FOR 4621 Forest Economics and Management (GE-P) 3
    LEI 3546 Park Management 3
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science​ 3​
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use (GE-P) * 3
    SWS 4932 Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services 3
    Required Capstone Course
    EVS 4021 Critical Thinking in Environmental Science or
    AEB 4454 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
    (use as substitute if conflict)
    3

    * If taken from one group, this course does not satisfy the requirement for a course from the other group.

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    Preprofessional Requirements for Both Degrees

    Each student must fulfill preprofessional requirements that differ slightly for the B.S. and B.A. degrees. These consist of courses in chemistry, physics, biology, calculus, statistics and economics, totaling 39-46 (typically 43) credits for the B.S. and 31-39 (typically 34) credits for the B.A. for the B.A.

    In addition to the preprofessional requirements, all students are responsible for completing the university's general education and the writing requirement.

    Certain preprofessional requirements simultaneously satisfy 18-21 credits (depending on courses selected) of the general education mathematics, physics, biology, and social and behavioral science. Remaining general education requirements include 15-18 credits (depending on preprofessional courses taken) in composition, humanities and social and behavioral sciences.

    The 12 credits of writing requirements include 3-12 credits taken for general education and preprofessional requirements, depending on selections. The six credits of math requirements are satisfied by preprofessional requirements.

    For efficiency, freshmen should seek to maximize overlap of preprofessional requirements with general education and the writing requirement, as outlined below:

    • Science preprofessional requirements satisfy up to 12 credits of physical and biological sciences (the basic nine-credit requirement plus the variable three credits from a category). Students should allocate the variable three credits to physical and biological sciences to reduce the humanities requirement from nine to six credits.
    • Economics preprofessional requirements satisfy up to eight of the nine-credit social and behavioral sciences requirement (eight if satisfied with ECO 2013 and 2023; four if satisfied with AEB 3103).
    • Policy preprofessional requirement (POS 2041) for B.A. students satisfies the remaining social and behavioral sciences requirement. B.S. students can satisfy the remaining social and behavioral sciences requirement with certain core courses, under ethics (AEB 4126) and policy (PUP 3204, PUP 4021).
    • Satisfying the preceding requirements leaves 18 credits: six for humanities, three for composition and nine for writing.
    • Students should take humanities, composition and writing courses that also satisfy the three-credit international studies requirement, such as LIT 2110 or 2120, and the three-credit diversity requirement with a REL 2388 or WST 2611 overlap.
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    Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science focuses on the social sciences that connect the natural sciences and engineering to society.

    Electives in the areas of policy, law, public administration and resource economics make this the preferred specialization for students interested in advancing to law school or to the policy aspects of environmental consulting and public agency work.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete the general education and major requirements, as well as all college requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 9 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2005/2005L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 1147,PHY 2020 or PHY 2004, POS 2041, STA 2023
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 9 critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2005 Biological Sciences (3) and Laboratory in Biological Sciences (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (State Core GE-M) 2 4
    Composition, according to placement (GE-C) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (State Core GE-S) 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
    ​Elective 3​
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) * 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) 4
    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics or
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (GE-P) 3
    3
    Elective * 3
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
    EVS 3000 Environmental Science 3
    EVS 3000L Environmental Science Laboratory 1
    POS 2041 American Federal Government (GE-S) 3
    Elective 3-4
    Total 14-15

    1 If students take CHM 1025 in preparation for CHM 2045, the extra credits count toward the degree.

    2 If students take MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 in place of MAC 1147, the extra credits count toward the degree as electives.

    3 These courses may be used as substitutes:
    BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L for BSC 2005 and 2005L
    PHY 2053 for PHY 2020 or PHY 2004

    * Select courses that carry international (GE-N) or diversity (GE-D) credit.

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    Semester 5 Credits
    Earth and soil science, from master list 3-4
    Ecology, from master list 3-4
    Environmental ethics, from master list 3
    Environmental policy, from master list 3-4
    Elective 3
    Total 15-18
    Semester 6 Credits
    Environmental law, from master list 3-4
    Environmental policy, from master list 3-4
    Global systems, from master list 3
    Hydrologic systems, from master list 3-4
    Natural resource management, from master list 3
    Total 15-18
    Semester 7 Credits
    Environmental policy / Public administration, from master list 3-4
    Environmental policy / Public administration, from master list 3
    Resource economics, from master list 3-4
    Two electives for the major from master list 6
    Total 15-17
    Semester 8 Credits
    EVS 4021 Critical Thinking in Environmental Science 3
    Electives 5
    Three electives for the major from master list 9
    Total 17
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    Electives for the B.A.: 9 courses, 27 credits

    Students can substitute appropriate graduate courses for electives, with approval of the school and permission of the instructor. To substitute a 6000-level course, the student must have senior standing and a minimum junior/senior-level GPA of 3.0.

    Environmental Law: take one
    AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law 3
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environmental of Business 4
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation * 3
    Environmental Policy/Public Administration: take two
    AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy * 3
    PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration 3
    PAD 4034 Problems of Public Administration and Policy 3
    POS 4931 Florida Environmental Politics 3
    POS 4931 Environmental Politics in the Global South 3
    PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology * 3
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation * 3
    Resource Economics: take one
    AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics * 3
    ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy * 4
    Other Electives: take five
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting​ 4​
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management​ 3​
    AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural Finance​ 3​
    AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing​ 3​
    AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law 3
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture 3
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy (GE-S) * 3​
    AEB 4343 International Agribusiness Marketing​ 3​
    AEB 4452 Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
    AEC 3073 Intercultural Communications​ 3​
    AEC 3414 Leadership Development​ 3​
    AEC 4052 Communication Campaign Strategies in Agricultural and Life Sciences​ 3​
    AEC 4500 Program Development and Evaluation​ 3​
    AEC 4905 Gender, Environment, Agriculture and Participation 3
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality​ 3​
    AMH 4930 Florida Environmental History 3
    ANT 3141 Development of World Civilizations​ 3​
    ANT 3514C Introduction to Biological Anthropology​ 4​
    ANT 4403 Environment and Cultural Behavior 3
    BOT 2011C Plant Diversity​ 4​
    BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida​ 3​
    DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology​ 3​
    ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
    ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
    ECO 3532 Public Choice 4
    ECP 3113 Population Economics 4
    ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy​ 4​
    EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development​ 3​
    EDF 3214 Learning and Cognition in Education​ 2​
    EDF 4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education​ 3​
    EDF 4542 Philosophy of Education​ 3​
    EES 4316 Industrial Ecology 3
    ENC 3250 Professional Communication​ 3​
    ENC 3310 Advanced Exposition​ 3​
    ENC 3312 Advanced Argumentative Writing​ 3​
    ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology​ 3​
    EVR 3323 Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration​ 4​
    EVS 4949 Environmental Science Internship 1-3
    FIN 3403 Business Finance​ 4​
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants​ 3​
    FNR 4070C Environmental Education Program Development​ 3​
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources 3
    FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource Management 3
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3​
    FOR 3202 Society and Natural Resources 3
    FOR 3214 Fire Ecology and Management​ 2​
    FOR 3214L Fire Ecology and Management Laboratory​ 1​
    FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development 3
    FOS 4731 Government Regulations and the Food Industry 2
    FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community 3
    GEO 3315 Geography of Crop Plants​ 3​
    GEO 3352 The Human Footprint on the Landscape​ 3​
    GEO 3427 Plants, Health and Spirituality​ 3​
    GEO 3502 Economic Geography​ ​3
    GIS 3043 Foundations of Geographic Information Systems​ ​4
    INR 4035 Rich and Poor Nations in the International System 3
    INR 4350 International Environmental Relations 3
    JOU 3101 Reporting​ ​3
    JOU 4308 Magazine and Feature Writing​ ​3
    LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks​ ​3
    ​LEI 4321 Ecotourism ​3
    MAN 3023 Principles of Marketing​ 4​
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    MMC 2100 Writing for Mass Communication​ 3​
    PAD 4034 Problems of Public Administration and Policy 3
    POS 2112 American State and Local Government 3
    POS 4674 Political Change and Legal Development 3
    POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics 3
    PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology * 3
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation * 3
    SCE 4342 Environmental Education Methods and Materials​ 3​
    SWS 4245 Water Resource Sustainability * 3
    SWS 4550 Soils, Water and Public Health​ 3​
    SWS 4932 Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services 3
    SYA 4403 Sociology of Environmental Health 3
    SYA 4930 Social Institutions and Environment​ 3​
    SYD 3410 Urban Sociology 3
    SYD 4020 Population 3
    SYD 4021 Special Study: U.S. Population Issues and Families in Later Life 3
    SYO 4530 Social Inequality 3
    URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning 3
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems 3
    WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation​ 3​
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity ​4
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity ​4
    ZOO 4403C Field Problems in Marine Biology (counts as one or two courses)​ 4-6
    ZOO 4472C Avian Biology​ 4​

    * If this course was taken to fulfill the core requirement, it cannot fulfill the elective requirement. Students must select a substitution from the electives for the major.

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    Bachelor of Science

    The Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science emphasizes the applied sciences and the basic sciences from which they derive. The track is designed to prepare for employment or for graduate or professional school.

    Elective courses required beyond the core requirements are distributed among four categories: physical sciences, biological sciences, human dimensions and additional skills and concepts. For advice on choice of electives, consult the adviser in 103 Black Hall. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science who want more environmental policy electives can substitute them for the courses in human dimensions.

    Courses taken to fulfill the core requirements cannot fulfill elective requirements. Students can substitute graduate courses for electives, with approval of the school and permission of the instructor. To substitute a 6000-level course, the student must have senior standing and a junior/senior-level GPA of at least 3.0.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete the general education and major requirements, as well as all college requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 11 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 or AEB 3103, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, PHY 2004/2004L, PHY 2005/2005L and STA 2023
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 3 additional courses of the 11 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 3 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 3 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 11 critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 1 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 2 4
    Composition, according to placement (GE-C) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) 2 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3 3
    Electives 5
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (State Core GE-B/P) 4
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (State Core GE-S) 4
    PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics 1 (3) and Applied Physics 1 Laboratory (1) (both GE-B/P) 3 4
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) * 3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B/P) 4
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) or Elective 4
    PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics 2 (3) and Applied Physics 2 Laboratory (1) (both GE-B/P) 3 4
    Composition (State Core GE-C) 3
    Total 15

    1 If students take CHM 1025 in preparation for CHM 2045, the extra credits count toward the degree.

    2 If students precede this sequence with MAC 1114 and MAC 1140 or MAC 1147, the extra credits count as electives toward the degree. Students can substitute MAC 2233 and 2234 for MAC 2311 and 2312, but this may preclude access to certain courses.

    3 These courses may be used as substitutes:
    PHY 2053 and 2053L for PHY 2004 and 2004L
    PHY 2054 and 2054L for PHY 2005 and 2005L

    * Select courses that carry international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) credit.

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    Semester 5 Credits
    EVS 3000 Environmental Science 3
    EVS 3000L Environmental Science Laboratory 1
    Ecology, from master list 3-4
    Environmental ethics, from master list 3
    Environmental policy, from master list 3-4
    Organic chemistry, from master list 3-4
    Total 16-19
    Semester 6 Credits
    Earth and soil science, from master list 3-4
    Global systems, from master list 3
    Hydrologic systems, from master list 3-4
    Natural resource management, from master list 3
    Elective for the major from master list 3
    Total 15-17
    Semester 7 Credits
    EVS 4021 Critical Thinking in Environmental Science 3
    Elective 3
    Three electives for the major from master list 9
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    Biological sciences, from master list 3
    Human dimensions, from master list 3
    Physical sciences, from master list 3
    Electives for the major, if needed 5
    Total 14

    Students preparing for science modeling in graduate school should take MAP 2302 as an elective.

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    Electives for the B.S.: take according to concentrations

    No concentration: 21 credits

    • Physical Sciences: take 3-12 credits
    • Biological Sciences: take 3-12 credits
    • Human Dimensions: take 3-9 credits
    • Additional Skills and Concepts: take 3-12 credits

    Preprofessional concentration: 9 courses, 22-25 credits. This concentration includes chemistry and biology courses needed for admission into medical or veterinary school.

    • Biological Sciences: take BCH 4024 and PCB 3713C or PCB 4723C and MCB 3020 and 3020L and AGR 3303 or PCB 3063 for 14-17 credits
    • Additional Skills and Concepts: take CHM 2210, 2211 and 2211L for 8 credits
    Physical Sciences
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Management * 3
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues 3
    CWR 4111 Engineering Hydrology 3
    EMA 3010 Materials 3
    ENV 4101 Elements of Atmospheric Pollution 3
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources 3
    GEO 3250 Climatology * 3
    GEO 3280 Principles of Geographic Hydrology * 4
    GLY 2100C Historical Geology * 4
    GLY 3074 Oceans and Global Climate Change 3
    GLY 3200C Principles of Mineralogy 4
    GLY 3603C Paleontology 4
    GLY 4155C Geology of Florida 3
    GLY 4552C Sedimentary Geology 4
    GLY 4734 Coastal Morphology and Processes 3
    GLY 5827 Groundwater Geology 3
    MET 3503 Weather and Forecasting 3
    MET 4352 Hurricanes 3
    OCE 3016 Introduction to Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering 3
    SWS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment (3) and Soils in the Environment Laboratory (1) * 4
    SWS 4223 Environmental Biogeochemistry 3
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use 3
    SWS 4245 Water Resource Sustainability * 3
    SWS 4602C Soil Physics 3
    SWS 4715C Environmental Pedology 4
    Biological Sciences
    AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Management 4
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology 3
    AOM 4932 Introduction to Biofuels​ 3​
    BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy 3
    BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida 3
    EES 4102 Wastewater Microbiology 2
    EES 4401 Public Health Engineering 3
    ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 4
    ENV 4612 Green Engineering Design and Sustainability 3
    ENY 3005 and 3005L Principles of Entomology (2) and Principles of Entomology Laboratory (1) 3
    ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology 3
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification 3
    EVR 3323 Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration​ 4​
    FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science * 3
    FAS 4405 Aquariums, Water and Aquaculture 3
    FNR 3131C Dendrology of Forest Plants 3
    FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource Management * 3
    FOR 3153C Forest Ecology 3
    FOR 3214 Fire Ecology and Management​ 2​
    FOR 3214L Fire Ecology and Management Laboratory​ 1​
    FOR 3342C Tree Biology 3
    FOS 3042 Introductory Food Science 3
    FOS 4202 Food Safety and Sanitation 2
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) 4
    MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory (1) 4
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology 3
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use 3
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science 3
    SWS 4303C Soil Microbial Ecology 3
    WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management 3
    WIS 4203C Introduction to Landscape Ecology​ 3​
    WIS 4443C Wetland Wildlife Ecology 4
    WIS 4554 Conservation Biology 3
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity 4
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4
    ZOO 4403C Field Problems in Marine Biology (counts as one or two courses) 4-6
    ZOO 4472C Avian Biology 4
    Human Dimensions
    AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture (GE-S)​ 3​
    AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy * 3
    AEB 4452 Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics​ 3​
    AEC 4905 Gender, Environment, Agriculture and Participation 3
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality​ 3​
    AMH 4930 Florida Environmental History 3
    ANT 3141 Development of World Civilizations​ 3​
    ANT 3514C Introduction to Biological Anthropology 4
    ANT 4403 Environment and Cultural Behavior 3
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environmental of Business 4
    ECP 3113 Population Economics 4
    ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy 4
    EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design​ 3​
    EES 4316 Industrial Ecology 3
    ENV 4601 Environmental Resources Management​ 2​
    ENV 4612 Green Engineering Design and Sustainability 3
    FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People * 3​
    FOR 3202 Society and Natural Resources 3
    FOR 4060 Global Forests 3
    FOR 4621 Forest Economics and Management * 4​
    FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development 3
    FOS 4731 Government Regulations and the Food Industry 2
    FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community 3
    GEO 2500 Global and Regional Economies 3
    GEO 3315 Geography of Crop Plants 3
    GEO 3352 The Human Footprint on the Landscape 3​
    GEO 3372 Conservation of Resources 3
    GEO 3430 Population Geography 3
    GEO 3502 Economic Geography 3
    GEO 4554 Regional Development 3
    INR 4035 Rich and Poor Nations in the International System 3
    INR 4350 International Environmental Relations 3
    LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks 3
    LEI 3546 Park Management 3
    LEI 4321 Ecotourism​ 3​
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    PLP 2000 Plants, Plagues and People 3
    POS 2041 American Federal Government​ 3​
    POS 4931 Special Topics: Florida Environmental Politics 3
    POS 4931 Special Topics: Environmental Politics in the Global South 3
    POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics 3
    PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology 3
    PUP 4021 Law, Politics and Regulation 3
    SWS 4550 Soils, Water and Public Health 3
    SWS 4932 Florida Lake Management 3
    SWS 4932 Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services 3
    URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning 3
    WIS 2040 Wildlife Issues in a Changing World​ 3​
    WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3
    Additional Skills and Concepts: Biology
    AGR 3303 Genetics 3
    BSC 3096 Human Physiology 3
    PCB 3063 Genetics 4
    PCB 4674 Evolution 4
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals 5
    Business Administration
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
    AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural Finance 3
    AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing 3
    AEB 4343 International Agribusiness Marketing (GE-S) 3
    FIN 3403 Business Finance 4
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    Chemistry
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
    CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 3
    CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory (2) 5
    CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 3
    CHM 3400 Physical Chemistry 3
    EES 4201 Water Chemistry 3
    EES 4241C Water Analysis 3
    Communication
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) 3
    AEC 4905 Gender, Environment, Agriculture and Participation​ 3​
    Mathematics
    ENV 3040C Computational Methods in Environmental Engineering​ 3​
    FNR 3410C Natural Resource Sampling​ 3​
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 4
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations 3
    MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra 3
    MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1 4
    Pest Management
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 3
    FOR 4624C Forest Health Management 4
    IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
    Social Sciences
    AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics 4
    Spatial Analysis
    EES 4021 Modeling Environmental System Dynamics​ 3​
    GEO 3162C Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers 4
    GIS 3043 Foundations of Geographic Information Systems 4
    GIS 4001C Maps and Graphs 4
    GIS 4021C Air Photo Interpretation * 3
    SUR 3103C Geomatics * 3
    SUR 3393 and 3393L Geographic Information Systems (2) and Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (1) 3
    SUR 4380 Remote Sensing * 3
    SWS 4720C GIS in Land Resource Management 3
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems 3

    * If the course was taken to fulfill the core requirement, it cannot fulfill the elective requirement.

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majors: environmental-science