Environmental Science, B.A.

Program Requirements:

Environmental Stewardship - Management (6 credits)

ES220Conservation Biology

3

ES401Environmental Impact Assessment

3

Foundation in Sciences (20 credits)

ES124Climate and Environment

3

ES134Climate and Environment Laboratory

1

ES111Earth Science

4

BI123Foundations of Ecology and Diversity

3

ES133LField Ecology Lab

1

CH101General Chemistry I

3

CH101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CH102General Chemistry II

3

CH102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

Advanced Environmental Sciences (14 credits)

ES380Soil Genesis and Classification

4

ES381Landscape Processes

2

ES382Landscape Analysis

2

 

BI390Research Experience in Plant Ecology WI

2

or

BI394Research Exp in Animal Physiology WI

2

Plus one field zoology course from the following:

ES250Field Zoology: Entomology

2

ES251Field Zoology: Herpetology

2

ES252Field Zoology: Ichthyology

2

ES253Field Zoology: Ornithology

2

Tools and Applications (9 credits)

GIS120Principles of Geographic Information Sys

3

MA121Differential Calculus

3

MA315Probability and Statistics

3

Experiential Learning and Integration (6 credits)

ES200Environmental Beta

2

ES400Environmental Omega

1

Field experience (3 credits) from one of the following:

ES300Environmental Field Studies

3

ES425Internship

1 - 3

ES498Environmental Research

1 - 3

ES499Senior Thesis

1 - 3

ES 300: e.g. Winter Ecology in Yellowstone, Alaska Landscape Dynamics, Tropical Ecology, Natural History of Montana

Focus Area (9 credits)

Courses for the focus area should be selected in consultation with an Environmental Program advisor.

Wildlife and Landscape Ecology


BI311Ecology (WI)

3

 

ES300Environmental Field Studies

3

or

ES300GEnvironmental Field Study(GD)

3

 

BI312Global Change Ecology

3

BI306Plant Biology

3

GIS315Spatial Analysis

3

GIS316Raster Analysis

3

BI132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

BI281Genetics

3

BI307Animal Physiology

3

DS201Introduction to Data Science

3

BI 311 is required.
Additional field zoology course(s) beyond one required above:
ES250Field Zoology: Entomology

2

ES251Field Zoology: Herpetology

2

ES252Field Zoology: Ichthyology

2

ES253Field Zoology: Ornithology

2

Water, Energy, Sustainability

GIS315Spatial Analysis

3

GIS316Raster Analysis

3

ENGR327Land & Stream Restoration

3

DS201Introduction to Data Science

3

ENGR323Water Quality

2

ENGR313Hydrology

3

ENGR326Energy and the Environment (GD)

3

Environmental Health, Public Communication


HS329Public Health & Environment

3

HS230Introduction to Epidemiology

3

BI305Microbiology

3

CH205Quantitative Analysis

4

GIS315Spatial Analysis

3

GIS316Raster Analysis

3

CO215Introduction to Public Relations I

3

CO216Introduction to Public Relations II

3

HS-329 is required; an approved environmental literature course may also be used.

Other Program Requirements:

All Environmental Program majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all major courses and pass pre-requisted courses with a “C-” or better to advance to subsequent courses.