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Integrated Program in the Environment

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements ENVBSES2

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (B.S.E.S.) and minor in Environmental Science are degree programs offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs through the Integrated Program in the Environment. The interdisciplinary B.S.E.S. program considers the environment from a scientific perspective. Students preparing for professional employment or graduate study in environmental science or in one of the traditional sciences should consider this degree.

Requirements

The major requires at least 35 credit hours (75 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Environmental Science Courses.
    1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
      • EAS-E 105 Earth: Our Habitable Planet
      • GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment
      • GEOG-G 208 Environment and Society
      • SPEA-E 272 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    2. Electives. 27 credit hours:
      • BIOL-B 300 Vascular Plants
      • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
      • BIOL-L 307
      • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
      • BIOL-L 318 Evolution
      • BIOL-L 319 Genetics Laboratory
      • BIOL-L 326 Biodiverse-City. The Art and Science of Green Infrastructure
      • BIOL-L 328 Disease Ecology and Evolution
      • BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology
      • BIOL-L 376 Biology of Birds
      • BIOL-L 402 Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change
      • BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology
      • BIOL-L 472 Microbiomes: Host and Environmental Health
      • BIOL-L 473 Ecology
      • BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology
      • BIOL-M 250 Microbiology
      • BIOL-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory
      • BIOL-M 465 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
      • BIOL-Z 373 Entomology
      • BIOL-Z 374
      • BIOL-Z 375 Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory
      • BIOL-Z 406 Vertebrate Zoology
      • BIOL-Z 476 Biology of Fishes
      • CHEM-A 314 Biological and Environmental Chemical Analysis
      • CHEM-A 315 Chemical Measurements Laboratory
      • CHEM-A 316 Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
      • CHEM-C 317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry
      • CHEM-C 318 Spectrochemistry and Separations
      • EAS-A 339 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
      • EAS-A 347 Instrumentation for Atmospheric Science
      • EAS-A 364 Atmospheric Dynamics I
      • EAS-A 437 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
      • EAS-A 476 Climate Change Science
      • EAS-A 410
      • EAS-E 225 Earth Materials
      • EAS-E 226 Earth Processes
      • EAS-E 227 Earth Climate and History
      • EAS-E 316 Mineral Fuels and Materials
      • EAS-E 333 Sedimentation and Tectonics
      • EAS-E 334 Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
      • EAS-E 341
      • EAS-E 351 Elements of Hydrology
      • EAS-E 406
      • EAS-E 411 Invertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 412 Introduction to Vertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 415 Principles of Geomorphology
      • EAS-E 423 Methods in Applied Geophysics
      • EAS-E 435 Glacial and Quaternary Geology
      • EAS-E 444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
      • EAS-E 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
      • EAS-E 488 Paleoclimatology: A Geological Record of Earth's Climate History
      • EAS-X 420 Regional Geology Field Trip
      • GEOG-G 304 Physical Meteorology and Climatology
      • GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: The Distribution of Life
      • GEOG-G 336 Environmental Remote Sensing
      • One of the following:
        • GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Systems
        • SPEA-E 418 VECTOR-BASED GIS
      • GEOG-G 341 Ecological Restoration: Science, Politics, and Ethics
      • GEOG-G 350
      • GEOG-G 405 Ecological Climatology
      • GEOG-G 407
      • GEOG-G 436
      • GEOG-G 438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
      • GEOG-G 444 Climate Change Impacts
      • GEOG-G 451 Physical Hydrology
      • GEOG-G 452 Tree-Ring Science
      • GEOG-G 485 Geospatial Programming
      • GEOG-G 488 Applied Spatial Statistics
      • GEOG-G 489 Geospatial Analysis of Big Data in Python
      • PHYS-P 310 Environmental Physics
      • PHYS-P 317 Signals and Information Processing in Living Systems
      • SPEA-E 260 INTRODUCTION TO WATER RESOURCES
      • SPEA-E 332 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED ECOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 355 INTRODUCTION TO LIMNOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 375 TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
      • SPEA-E 400 TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Approved topics: "PLANTS AND PLANT COMMUNITIES" (TPC 138); "RADIOLOGICAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT" (TPC 123))
      • SPEA-E 401 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
      • SPEA-E 410 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 411 INTRODUCTION TO GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY
      • SPEA-E 426 APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
      • SPEA-E 431 WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
      • SPEA-E 440 WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 442 HABITAT ANALYSIS-TERRESTRIAL
      • SPEA-E 443 HABITAT ANALYSIS-AQUATIC
      • SPEA-E 451 AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL
      • SPEA-E 452 SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 455 LIMNOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 456 LAKE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 457 INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 460 FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 461 FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT LABORATORY
      • SPEA-E 464 ORGANIC POLLUTANTS: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND FATE
      • Up to six (6) credit hours (combined total) of any of the following:
        • BIOL-X 490 Individual Study
        • EAS-X 498 Undergraduate Research in Geosciences
        • GEOG-X 490 Undergraduate Readings and Research in Geography
        • SPEA-E 490 DIRECTED RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
  2. Field Experience. One (1) of the following options:
    • Single-Course Option. One (1) course:
      • EAS-X 329 Introductory Field Experience in Environmental Science
      • EAS-X 479 Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains
    • Two-Course Option. Two (2) courses:
      • EAS-X 420 Regional Geology Field Trip
      • GEOG-G 350 Field Methods in Physical Geography
      • GEOG-G 452 Tree-Ring Science
      • SPEA-E 375 TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
      • SPEA-E 400 TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SPEA-E 422 URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 440 WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
      • SPEA-E 442 HABITAT ANALYSIS-TERRESTRIAL
      • SPEA-E 443 HABITAT ANALYSIS-AQUATIC
      • SPEA-E 455 LIMNOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 482 OVERSEAS TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Calculus. One (1) of the following:
      • Calculus I. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
        • MATH-S 211
      • Brief Survey of Calculus.
        1. Brief Survey of Calculus I. One (1) course:
          • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
          • MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
        2. Brief Survey of Calculus II. One (1) course:
          • MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
    2. Statistics. One (1) course:
      • EAS-E 314 Data Analysis for Earth Science
      • GEOG-G 488 Applied Spatial Statistics
      • SPEA-K 300 STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES
      • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    3. Computation. One (1) course:
      • BUS-K 201 THE COMPUTER IN BUSINESS
      • CSCI-A 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND COMPUTING
      • CSCI-A 321 COMPUTING TOOLS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
      • GEOG-G 250 Computing in the Geospatial Sciences
      • SPEA-E 325 COMPUTING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS
      • SPEA-V 261 TECHNOLOGY IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    4. BSES Foundations: Chemistry.
      1. Fundamentals of Chemistry Lecture. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I
        • CHEM-H 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors
        • CHEM-J 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Science Majors
      2. Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory
        • CHEM-H 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory, Honors
        • CHEM-X 150 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab I
      3. Organic Chemistry Lecture. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures
        • CHEM-R 340 Survey of Organic Chemistry
        • CHEM-S 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors
      4. Chemistry Elective. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-A 314 Biological and Environmental Chemical Analysis
        • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures
        • CHEM-S 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures, Honors
        • EAS-E 444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
        • SPEA-E 464 ORGANIC POLLUTANTS: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND FATE
    5. BSES Foundations: Physics. One (1) course:
      • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
      • PHYS-P 221 Physics I
      • PHYS-H 221 Honors Physics I
    6. BSES Foundations: Biology.
      1. Evolution and Diversity. One (1) course:
        • BIOL-E 111 Basic Biology by Examination I
        • BIOL-L 111 Foundations of Biology: Diversity, Evolution, and Ecology
      2. Biological Mechanisms. One (1) course:
        • BIOL-E 112 Basic Biology by Examination II
        • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
    7. BSES Foundations: Writing. One (1) course:
      • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
      • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing
      • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
    8. BSES Foundations: Oral Communication. Three (3) credit hours:
      • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication
      • SPEA-V 435 NEGOTIATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
      • SPEA-V 481 GRANT WRITING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVSUSTBA)
  • Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENSUSTMIN)
  • Minor in Environmental Science (ENVSCIMIN)
  • Minor in Water Resources Science, Policy, and Management (WRPMGTMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.