B.S. Major in Environmental Science (Class of 2019)

Environmental Science Foundation Courses (5 courses):

Environmental Science I w/ Laboratory (required)

GEV 1050

4 credits

Environmental Science II w/ Laboratory (required)

GEV 1051

4 credits

Environmental Issues Seminar (required)

GEV 4310

3 credits

Select Two Environmental Science Lab Courses1

Spec. Topics in Env. Lab Science w/ Laboratory

GEV 4320

4 credits

Microbial Processes w/ Laboratory

GEV 4321

4 credits

Ocean Environments w/ Laboratory

GEV 4322

4 credits

Watershed Biogeochemistry w/ Laboratory

GEV 4323

4 credits

Wetland Science and Management w/ Laboratory

GEV 4324

4 credits

Environmental Ecology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4325

4 credits

Environmental Geology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4326

4 credits

Geomorphology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4327

4 credits

Climatology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4328

4 credits

Wastewater Management w/ Laboratory

GEV 4329

4 credits

Total:

19 credits

Required Math and Science Courses (5 courses):

General Chemistry I w/ Laboratory

CHM 1151/1103

5 credits

Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory

GEV 2310

4 credits

Physics I w/ Laboratory

PHY 1100/1101

4 credits

Statistics for Environmental Science2

GEV 3300

3 credits

Calculus I3

MAT 1500

4 credits

 

Total:

20 credits

Geo-Spatial Courses (2 courses):

Introduction to Geo–Techniques w/ Laboratory

GEV 1750

4 credits

Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory

GEV 4700

4 credits

Total:

8 credits

Policy and Management Courses (2 courses):

Public Policy

PA 2000

3 credits

Introduction to Sustainability Studies

GEV 3001

3 credits

Ecosystem Services

GEV 3002

3 credits

Environmental Policy and Management

GEV 4331

3 credits

Green Science

GEV 4332

3 credits

Global Corporate Responsibility

MGT 2208

3 credits

Natural Resources and Conservation

GEV 3580

3 credits

Land Use Planning

GEV 3570

3 credits

Selected Topics in Environmental Policy

GEV 4330

3 credits

 

Total:

6 credits

Science and Technology Electives (4 courses):4

Global Change in Local Places

GEV 2500

3 credits

Selected Topics in Geography and the Env.

GEV 3000

3 credits

Natural Hazards

GEV 3550

3 credits

Remote Sensing

GEV 3750

3 credits

Special Topics in Environmental Science

GEV 4350

3 credits

Medical Geography

GEV 4351

3 credits

Climate Variability

GEV 4511

3 credits

Global Positioning Systems

GEV 3790

4 credits

Spec. Topics in Env. Lab Science w/ Laboratory

GEV 4320

4 credits

Microbial Processes w/ Laboratory

GEV 4321

4 credits

Ocean Environments w/ Laboratory

GEV 4322

4 credits

Watershed Biogeochemistry w/ Laboratory

GEV 4323

4 credits

Wetland Science and Management w/ Laboratory

GEV 4324

4 credits

Environmental Ecology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4325

4 credits

Environmental Geology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4326

4 credits

Geomorphology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4327

4 credits

Climatology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4328

4 credits

Wastewater Management w/ Laboratory

GEV 4329

4 credits

 

Total:

12 credits

Senior Research (1 course):5

Senior Research Seminar (all students) and …

GEV 6005

1 credit

Independent Study (senior project students)

GEV 6200

3 credits

or

Senior Thesis I (counts as free elective)

GEV 6210

3 credits

Senior Thesis II

GEV 6220

3 credits

 

Total:

4 credits

Core Curriculum (11 courses):

Augustine Culture Seminar (2 courses)6

ACS 1000/1001

6 credits

College Ethics (1 course)

ETH 2050

3 credits

Fine Arts (1 course)

 

3 credits

Foreign Language (2 courses)

 

6 credits

History (1 course)7

 

3 credits

College Literature and Writing Seminar (1 course)

ENG 1975

3 credits

Philosophy (1 course)

PHI 1000

3 credits

Theology and Religious Studies (2 courses)

THL 1000

6 credits

Mathematics or Statistics (1 course / met by major)8

 

3 credits

Social Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

3 credits

Core Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

3 credits

 

Total:

33 credits

Free Electives (10 courses):

Any 10 courses9 Total: 30 credits
Total credits ENVA Major (40 courses at or above 3 credits) Total: 132 credits

1 Biology and/or Chemistry laboratory courses >2000 level may fulfill this requirement

2 Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105) or Statistical Methods (MAT 4310) may fulfill this requirement  

3 Calculus for Life Sciences (MAT 1310) may fulfill this requirement

4 Courses that count as GEV Science and Technology Electives for the B.A. Environmental Studies degree may also include: Introductory Ecology (BIO 3255, 4 credits); Conservation Biology (BIO 4801, 3 credits); Field Ecology and Evolution (BIO 4451/4452, 2/2 credits); Environmental Geology (GLY 2805, 3 credits).

5 Senior Thesis and Independent Study can be performed with a faculty member in Geography and the Environment or another cognate science department (e.g., Biology or Chemistry), with permission.

6 At least one ACS seminars may be fulfilled by students in Environmental Learning Community.

7 Must be designated as “Core History”

8 Students with AP Calculus credit must take any MAT course at Villanova. The AP course will be counted toward the major requirement.

9 Ten courses--consider course offerings with environmental content.