Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Earth Sciences

Requirements 

Required core courses:
(Note that in the case of cross-listed courses, Environmental Science major must enroll in the ENVN section)
ENVN 2010ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS1
BIOL 1330ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
CHEM 1010CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY3
or CHEM 3030 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT3
Minimum of 3 credit hours of ENVN 4800 must be completed
ENVN/BIOL 4800INTERNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING3
ENVN/BIOL/GEOG/PA 4820INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS3
Also required:
An approved course in statistics3-4
An approved GIS course1-4
Earth Sciences Concentration requirements:
GEOL 1170INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY4
One course covering surface processes:
GEOL 4260PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY4
or GEOL 4330 SOIL GENESIS, MORPHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION
or GEOL 4640 CRITICAL ZONE SCIENCE
Select an ADDITIONAL 27 hours of geography/geology courses from the following:27
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
GEOSCIENCE DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY-GEOLOGY
GEOHYDROLOGY
MINERALOGY
MINERALOGY LABORATORY
IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY LABORATORY
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FIELD METHODS
INTRODUCTION TO SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY
GEOPHYSICS
GEOCHEMISTRY
CRITICAL ZONE SCIENCE
METEOROLOGY
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
BIOGEOGRAPHY
SOIL GENESIS, MORPHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION
ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Required cognate courses:
Select one of the following chemistry sequences:13-14
Sequence One:
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Sequence Two:
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
GEOCHEMISTRY
Sequence Three:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Select one of the following physics sequences:5
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
Total Credits73-78

Writing in the Discipline

All students are required to take a writing in the discipline course within their major.  For the Environmental Science major with a concentration in Earth Science, the writing in the discipline requirement can be fulfilled by completing GEOL 4950 or ENGL 3980.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (*) 3
MATH 1220 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (*) 3
CHEM 1010 CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY (*) 3
BIOL 1330 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3
Humanities and Fine Arts/US Diversity 3
  • ENGL 1150: requires EPPE score of 5 or appropriate placement via AP.
 
  • MATH 1220: requires appropriate Math placement within last 2 years.
 
 
 Credits15
Spring
GEOL 1170 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 4
ENVN 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS (*) 1
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (*) 3
Social Science / Global Diversity (GEOG 1020 suggested) 3
 
 
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 1140
CHEM 1144
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
5
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 3
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 4
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  • CHEM 1140: requires MATH 1220 or equivalent within last two years (C- or better). Chem 1144 concurrent or prior with C- or better.
 
Note: CHEM 1180/1184 and 1190/1194 together can substitute for CHEM 1140/1144.
 
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 2210
CHEM 2214
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
5
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 4
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 3
Social Science 3
 
Note: CHEM 2250 and 2260/2274 together can substitute for CHEM 2210/2214.
 
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
CHEM 3650
CHEM 3654
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
4
Approved GIS Course 4
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 4
Humanities and Fine Arts^ 3
 
Note: CHEM 3650/3654 will not be required if student has completed through CHEM 2260/2274 of the general chemistry sequence.
 
^ HFA – must be in a 2nd discipline
 
 Credits15
Spring
PHYS 1050
PHYS 1054
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY (*)
5
ENGL 3980 TECHNICAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES (*) 3
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 4
Social Science^ 3
 
 
Note: The two-semester sequence of PHYS 1110/1154 and 1120/1164 can be taken in place of PHYS 1050/1054.
 
 
^ SS – must be in a 2nd discipline
 
 Credits15
Summer
ENVN 4800 INTERNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING (*) 3
 
 Credits3
Senior
Fall
ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT (*) 3
ENVN 4820 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS (*) 3
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective** 3
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective** 3
Elective course** 3
 
  • ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610 – requires permission of instructor.
 
**120 total credits are required for a degree, with a minimum of 18 upper level (3000-4000) credits in the major and 27 upper level credits throughout the degree. Selecting 3000-4000 level electives or course options can help you reach these minimums.
 
 Credits15
Spring
Approved GEOG/GEOL Elective 3
Statistics course** 3
Elective course** 4
Elective course 3
**120 total credits are required for a degree, with a minimum of 18 upper level (3000-4000) credits in the major and 27 upper level credits throughout the degree. Selecting 3000-4000 level electives or course options can help you reach these minimums.
 
 Credits13
 Total Credits120

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements
: The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study