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Environmental Science and Policy

College of Liberal Arts

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Environmental Science and Policy - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PBA01) (120 units)


The B.A. degree program emphasizes the social sciences, with a basic introduction to physical and biological sciences applied to natural systems. Required courses emphasize social sciences and include breadth in natural sciences. Elective courses include social sciences applied to environmental analysis and policy, and permit some additional coursework in natural sciences.

Lower Division: BIOL 200 or 211A, 260; CHEM 140 or 111A; ECON 100, 101; ES P 200; GEOL 102, 104, 280; MATH 115 or 119A or 122.

Upper Division: BIOL 350; ECON 310; one course selected from ECON 462, 463, and 464; ES P 300I, 400; GEOG 481 or 485; one course selected from GEOG 442, 455, and 460; GEOL 300I; one course selected from POSC 328, 329, 431 or 432.

Additional 21 units of course work selected from the following courses, 12 units of which must be upper division or approved by the advisor.

Approved Courses: ANTH 140, 301, 481; BIOL 303; COMM 330; ECON 355, 403, 410H, 434, 462, 463, 464, 485, 486; ENGR 302I; ES P 490, 491, 499; GEOG 160, 355I, 400, 440, 442, 443, 452, 455, 458, 460, 473, 474, 475, 482, 486, 487A, 488; GEOL 190, 250, 303, 339; H SC 422; HIST 481, 482; MATH 123, 380; MICR 200; PHYS 100A or 151; POSC 328, 329, 431, 432; SOC 350, 410I; STAT 381.

 

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PBS01) (120 units)


The B.S. degree program emphasizes the physical and biological sciences, with a basic introduction to social science methods applied to human systems. Required courses emphasize natural sciences and include breadth in social sciences. Elective courses include physical and biological sciences, and technical courses in social sciences.

Lower Division: BIOL 211A, 211B, 260; CHEM 111A, 111B; ES P 200; GEOL 102, 104, 280; MATH 119A or 122, MATH 119B or 123.

Upper Division: BIOL 350; CHEM 327 (or 320A); ECON 300 (or both 100 and 101), 310; one course selected from ECON 462, 463, and 464; ES P 300I, 400; GEOG 481 or 485; GEOL 300I.

Additional 20 units of course work selected from the following approved list of courses, 8 units of which must be upper division or approved by the advisor.

Natural Science Track: 12 units must be in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science and Policy, Geology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics. PHYS 100A,B (or 151, 152) are required.
Social Science Track: 12 units must be in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, and Mathematics.

Approved Courses: ANTH 140, 301, 481; PHYS 100A,B or PHYS 151, 152; BIOL 303, 313, 324, 353, 427, 450, 451, 456, 457, 459, 464, 465, 467; CHEM 251, 320B, 377A,B, 441A, 451; CH E 475; ENGR 302I; ECON 355, 403, 410H, 434, 462, 463, 464, 485, 486; ES P 490, 491, 499; GEOG 400, 440, 442, 443, 452, 455, 458, 460, 473, 474, 475, 482, 486, 487A, 488; GEOL 190, 250, 303, 339, 443, 460, 461, 465, 466, 477, 554, 556; H SC 422; MATH 380; MICR 200, 211; NSCI 492; STAT 381.

 

Minor in Environmental Science and Policy (code ES_PUM01)

This minor may be combined with any major at CSULB except the B.A. and B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. The minor requires a minimum of 20 units (at least 9 of which must be upper division) of course work in Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Geography, or Geology.

Prerequisites

Students are required to take the following courses: BIOL 200 (or BIOL 211A), ECON 300 (or 100 and 101), and GEOL 102 and 104 as prerequisites for the following required courses, but these prerequisites do not count toward the minor.

Requirements

Students must take ES P 200, 300I, and a minimum of 14 additional units from the following: ANTH 140, 301, 481; BIOL 303, 350, 353, 450, 451, 456, 457, 459, 464; MICR 303; ECON 306I, 462, 463, 464; ES P 400; GEOG 440, 442, 443, 444, 455, 458, 460, 487A; and GEOL 190, 280, 300I, 303, 465, 466, 477.