• Program of Study Coastal Environmental Sciences

  • Major: Biology
    Concentration: Coastal Environmental Science
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Prerequisites (31 credits)
    Requires grades of C or above.
    BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)
    Acceptable substitutes: PCB x011C, BSC x040/L, x010/L
    BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)
    Acceptable substitutes: ZOO x010, BOT x010/L, BSC x041, BOT x013/L, BSC x011/L
    CHEMISTRY 1 REQUIREMENT
    • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
    • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: CHM x040 & x041 or CHMX045C
    CHEMISTRY 2 REQUIREMENT
    • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
    • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
      Acceptable substitute: CHM x046C
    ORGANIC 1 REQUIREMENT
    • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
    • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: PHY 3053/L, 3048/L, CHM x210C
    ORGANIC 2 REQUIREMENT
    • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
    • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
      Acceptable substitutes: PHY x054/L, x049/L, CHM x211C
    MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
    Acceptable substitutes: MAC x233, x253, x281, x241
    MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)
    Acceptable substitutes: STA x023, x024, x321, MAC x234, x282
    Core Requirements (15 credits)

    **The Department of Biology has specific requirements that must be completed as preparation for major courses. The following courses must be taken in addition to the prerequisites indicated above. Requires a grade of C or above.
    BSC2012C General Biology III (4 Credits)
    • Prereqs: BSC 1010C & BSC 1011C
    STA3163 (GM)Statistical Methods I (4 Credits)
    CHM3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemis (4 Credits)
    CHS4615 Environmental Chemistry (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (24 credits)
    Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Electronic approval must be obtained each semester for courses whose prerequisites are transfers. Please check the catalog course description section for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. If one course is a prerequisite for another, the two may not be taken together. Students will be administratively withdrawn from courses if earned grades in prerequisite courses are less than a C.
    PCB3043C Principles of Ecology (4 Credits)
    Prereq: BSC 2012C
    PCB3063C Genetics (4 Credits)
    Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L
    OCE3008 Oceanography (3 Credits)
    PCB4301C Limnology (4 Credits)
    Prereqs: PCB 3043C and CHM 2046/2046L
    BSC3052 Conservation Biology (3 Credits)
    Prereq: BSC 2012C
    SELECT 1 FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • Physiology
    • Plant Anatomy & Physiology
    BSC4842 Senior Seminar Preparation (1 Credit)
    Pre-req is a minimum of 11 credits of upper level Biology Courses.
    BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum (1 Credit)
    • Prereq: BSC 4840
    Major Electives (21 credits)
    Major electives require a grade of C or above.
    Always check the catalog course descriptions section to confirm approved biology electives.
    SELECT 12 HRS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • BSC 3263 Marine Biology
    • BOT 4404C Marine Botany
    • BSC 4054 Environmental Toxicology
    • BSC 4905 Directed Independent Study
    • MCB 3020C Microbial Biology
    • ZOO 4485 Biology of Marine Mammals
    • ZOO 4485L Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory
    • BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology
    • BSC 4921 Biology Lecture Series
    • FAS 4354 Coastal Fisheries Management
    SELECT 9 HRS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • GIS 3043 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
    • ECP 3451 Law, Economics and Public Policy
    • POS 4167 Urban Policy and Planning
    • SPC 4064 Public Speaking for Professionals
    • PHI 3640 Environmental Ethics
    • GEO 3370 Conservation of Natural Resources
    • STA 3164 Statistical Methods II

      Recommended General Education Courses:
    • STA 2014 Statistics
    • PHI 2100 Reasoning & Critical Thinking
    • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
    • MMC 2701 Communicating Across Cultures
    • POS 2041 Intro to American Government