Environmental Science and Sustainability Program (BS)

Geography, Planning and Environment Department information  

Prerequisites (22-23 credits)


  • BIO 111 - Organismal Biology (4)
  • CHM 260 - Principles of Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 261 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • CIS 128 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems I (3)
  • MTH 120 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)
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  • One from:

  • PHY 143 - College Physics I (4)
  • PHY 243 - Principles of Physics I (5)
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  • URP 111 - Introduction to Urban Geography and Planning (3)

Requirements


Eighty-three to eighty-four credits, as follows:

A. Science Core (24 credits)


  • ESS 150 - Energy and Climate (4)
  • ESS 151 - Earth System Science (4)
  • ESS 265 - Geology of Michigan (3).
  • ESS 272 - Principles of Hydrology (3).
  • ESS 282 - Weather, Climate and Oceanography (4)
  • ESS 331 - Geomorphology and Soils (3).
  • ESS 372 - Biogeography (3).

B. Sustainable Systems (12 credits)


  • ESS 180 - Global Environmental Systems and Sustainability (3)
  • ESS 312 - Resource Planning and Management (3).
  • ESS 360 - Renewable and Sustainable Energy (3).
  • ESS 390 - Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology (3).

C. Spatial Methods (14 credits)


  • GEO 203 - Introduction to Spatial Analysis (3)
  • GEO 304 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (3).
  • GEO 452 - Geographic Information Systems I (4).
  • GEO 453 - Geographic Information Systems II (4).

D. Professional Development (13 credits)


  • ESS 260 - Statistical Methods in Planning and Sustainability Science (3)
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  • One from:

  • ESS 297 - Special Topics in Planning and Sustainability Science I (1).
  • ESS 298 - Special Topics in Planning and Sustainability Science II (1).
  • ESS 485 - Environmental Emergency Management (3).
  • ESS 486 - Environmental Site Assessment (3).
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  • One from:

  • ESS 490 - Advanced Energy Fieldwork (3)
  • ESS 498 - Internship (3).

E. Concentration of Choice (20-21 credits)


One of the following concentrations:

Environmental Science (20 credits)


  • BIO 113 - Principles of Biology (4).
  • BIO 327 - Ecology (4)
  • CHM 262 - Principles of Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 263 - Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 330 - Organic Chemistry I (3).
  • CHM 331 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1).
  • MTH 121 - Calculus I (4)

Sustainability (21 credits)


  • ECN 202 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) (3)
  • ECN 376 - Environmental Economics (3).
  • ESS 285 - Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters (3)
  • ESS 492 - Sustainable Design of Products and Systems (3).
  • ESS 472 - Watershed Management (3).
  • ESS 476 - Environmental Planning (3).
  • ESS 491 - Transportation Planning (3)

F. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Science (CAS) Bachelor of Science  degree, including General Education requirements  
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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