Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Life Science

Requirements 

Required core courses:
(Note that in the case of cross-listed courses, Environmental Science majors must enroll in the ENVN section)
ENVN 2010ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS1
ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT3
GEOL 1010ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY3
GEOG 1050HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT GEOGRAPHY4
Minimum of 3 credit hours of ENVN 4800 must be completed
ENVN/BIOL 4800INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING3
ENVN/BIOL/GEOG/PA 4820INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS3
Also required:
An approved course in statistics3-4
An approved GIS course with lab1-4
GIS APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (1 cr)
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES (4 cr)
CARTOGRAPHY AND DATA VISUALIZATION (4 cr)
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I
Life Science Concentration requirements:
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 3340ECOLOGY4
BIOL 3530FLORA OF THE GREAT PLAINS4
BIOL 4120CONSERVATION BIOLOGY3
Select one of the following:3-4
THE BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
Select two additional upper division courses in biology approved by an advisor. At least one course must include a lab. BIOL 3150 may not count as part of these upper division courses.7-8
Required cognate courses:
CHEM 1010CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY3
or CHEM 3030 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
In addition, select one of the following chemistry sequences:14-18
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:
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
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Sequence Three:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Select one of the following physics sequences:5-10
Sequence One:
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY
Sequence Two:
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Total Credits78-93

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 life sciences, the writing in the discipline requirement can be fulfilled through one of the two options for biology majors:

Option I

Complete two courses from each of the three tiers below. All courses used to meet the writing requirement must be taken at UNO. Only courses completed in 2010 or later qualify.

Tier I
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
Tier II
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 3020MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 3340ECOLOGY4

Tier III two writing in the discipline 3000 or 4000 level biology courses designated as Tier III courses.

Option II

Complete either:

BIOL 3150WRITING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
ENGL 3980TECHNICAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES3
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOL 1450 BIOLOGY I 5
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (*) 3
GEOG 1050 HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT GEOGRAPHY 4
MATH 1220 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (**) 3
*ENGL 1150: requires EPPE score of 5, or AP score of 3.
**MATH 1220: Requires appropriate placement within the last 2 years.
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 1750 BIOLOGY II (*) 5
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (**) 3
ENVN 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS (***) 1
GEOL 1010 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY 3
**ENGL 1160: requires ENGL 1150 or EPPE score of 6, or AP Score of 4
***ENVN 2010: requires BIOL 1330 or GEOL 1010 or concurrent enrollment
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 1140
CHEM 1144
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*,**)
5
BIOL 2440 THE BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS (***) 4
Humanities and Fine Arts/US Diversity 3
Social Science/Global Diversity 3
*CHEM 1140: Requires Math 1220 or higher within last two years (C- or better). CHEM 1144 concurrent or prior with C- or better.
**CHEM 1180/1184 and 1190/1194 together can substitute for CHEM 1140/1144.
***BIOL 3020 can be taken in place of BIOL 2440.
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 2140 GENETICS (*) 4
CHEM 2210
CHEM 2214
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (**,***)
5
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Social Science 3
**CHEM 2210: requires CHEM 1140/1144 or CHEM 1190/1194 with a C- or better. CHEM 2214 must be taken concurrently.
***CHEM 2250 and 2260/2274 together can substitute for CHEM 2210/2214.
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
BIOL 3340 ECOLOGY (*) 4
CHEM 3650
CHEM 3654
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (**,***)
4
Social Science^ 3
Humanities and Fine Arts# 3
*BIOL 3340: Requires BIOL 1450, 1750, and junior status
**CHEM 3650: requires CHEM 2210/2214 or CHEM 2260/2274 with C- or better. CHEM 3654 must be taken concurrently.
***CHEM 3650/3654 will not be required if student has completed through CHEM 2260/2274 of the general chemistry sequence.
^SS: must be in a 2nd discipline
#HFA: must be in a 2nd discipline
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 4120 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (*) 3
CHEM 1010 CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY (**) 3
GEOG 1090 INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES 4
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
**CHEM 1010: requires MATH 1220 or proficiency in MATH 1220 via ACT, SAT, or Math Placement Exam
 Credits16
Summer
ENVN 4800 INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING (*) 3
*ENVN 4800: requires permission of instructor.
 Credits3
Senior
Fall
BIOL 3530 FLORA OF THE GREAT PLAINS (*) 4
BIOL 3000/4000 Level 3
ENVN 4610 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT (**) 3
ENVN 4820 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS (***) 3
**ENVN 4610: requires permission of instructor.
***ENVN 4820: requires permission of instructor.
 Credits13
Spring
BIOL 3000/4000 Level with a lab 4
PHYS 1050
PHYS 1054
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY (*,**,***)
5
Statistics Course^ 3
Elective^ 2
*PHYS 1050: HS algebra or equivalent
**PHYS 1054: HS algebra or equivalent; PHYS 1050 prior or concurrent
***The two-semester sequence of PHYS 1110/1154 and 1120/1164 can be taken in place of PHYS 1050/1054.
^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 options (when given) can help you reach these minimums.
 Credits14
 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