The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative average in all major course work.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies requires a minimum of 120 credits.
Along with the general education requirements of VCU Life Sciences, this curriculum requires 32-33 credits in core science and mathematics courses and 37-38 credits in environmental studies core courses.
Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:
|General Education requirements||Credits|
|University Core Education Curriculum (minimum 21 credits)|
|UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I||3|
|UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II||3|
|UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument||3|
|Approved humanities/fine arts||3|
|Approved natural/physical sciences||3-4|
|Approved quantitative literacy||3-4|
|Approved social/behavioral sciences||3-4|
|General education requirements (6-14 credits)|
|LFSC 301 Integrated Life Sciences Research||3|
|STAT 210 Basic Practice of Statistics or STAT 212 Concepts of Statistics||3|
|Completion of a foreign language through the 102 level or an equivalent course or by placement||0-8|
|Collateral requirements (3 credits)|
|ENVS 201 Earth System Science (satisfies University Core natural/physical sciences)|
|Major requirements (67-69 credits)|
|BIOL 151 and BIOZ 151 Introduction to Biological Science I and Laboratory||4|
|BIOL 152 and BIOZ 152 Introduction to Biological Science II and Laboratory||4|
|BIOL 317 Ecology||3|
|CHEM 101 and CHEZ 101 General Chemistry and General Chemistry Laboratory I||4|
|CHEM 102 and CHEZ 102 General Chemistry and General Chemistry Laboratory II||4|
|ECON 325 Environmental Economics||3|
|ENVS 105/GEOG 105 and ENVZ 105/GEOZ 105 Physical Geology and Laboratory or GEOG 204 and GEOZ 204 Physical Geography and Laboratory||4|
|ENVS 311/POLI 311 Politics of the Environment||3|
|ENVS 330/BIOL 332 Environmental Pollution||3|
|ENVS 335/GEOG 335 and ENVZ 335/GEOZ 335 Environmental Geology and Laboratory||4|
|ENVS 401/GEOG 401 Meteorology and Climatology||3|
|ENVS 411/GEOG 411 Oceanography||3|
|ENVS 490 Research Seminar in Environmental Studies (capstone)||3|
|MATH 151 Precalculus Mathematics||4|
|PHYS 201 General Physics or PHYS 207 University Physics I||4-5|
|PHYS 202 General Physics or PHYS 208 University Physics II||4-5|
|SOCY 320/POLI 320 Research Methods in the Social Sciences||3|
|STAT 314 Applications of Statistics||4|
|One additional environmental studies course chosen with adviser’s approval||3|
|Open electives (14-27 credits)|
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