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Environmental Science and Technology Electives (including Lab Electives)


(Note that these options change each semester, may include special topics courses, and may include courses outside of the Department of Geography and the Environment – a catalog of courses is distributed to Majors and Minors each semester prior to registration).


Laboratory Elective Options:

Special 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

Process Geomorphology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4327

4 credits

Climatology w/ Laboratory

GEV 4328

4 credits

Global Change Research w/ Laboratory

GEV 4329

4 credits

Introductory Ecology

BIO 3255

4 credits

Global Change Ecology

BIO 4385

4 credits


Science and Technology Elective Options1:

Global Change in Local Places

GEV 2500

3 credits

Selected Topics in Geography and the Environment2

GEV 3000

3 credits

Environmental Health

GEV 3308

3 credits

Earth’s Weather Systems

GEV 3503

3 credits

Natural Hazards

GEV 3550

3 credits

Remote Sensing

GEV 3750

3 credits

Special Topics in Environmental Science

GEV 4350

3 credits


GEV 4351

3 credits

Medical Geography

GEV 4351

3 credits

Climate Variability

GEV 4511

3 credits

Geology for Engineers

GLY 2805

3 credits

1 Laboratory courses (4-credit) listed above may also be used to fill non-lab Science and Technology elective requirements.

2 These special topics courses may count for the Science and Technology requirement depending on course theme. Recent options have included Global Emerging Infections.

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson


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