Double major in Biology and Environmental Studies

It is probably easiest to double major in Biology and the B.S. Science Concentration in Environmental Studies, although the B.A. in Environmental Studies also works. How the double major can be arranged is outlined below.

Environmental Studies – Science Concentration

Core Requirements for ENS:
PHY 110 Energy & the Environment – PHY 111 or PHY 113 Physics accepted
as a substitute and both are required for BIO degree
ENS 111/113 Introduction to Environmental Science and Lab
BIO 112/114 Introduction to Population Biology and Lab – both ENS & BIO
ENS 215 Diversity of Life – BIO 231 Biodiversity accepted as substitution and it is required for BIO degree
BIO 452 General Ecology – required for both ENS & BIO
CHM 111/113 General Chemistry I and Lab – both ENS & BIO
CHM 112/114 General Chemistry II and Lab – both ENS & BIO
ECO 201 Principles of Economics – counts for Liberal Studies – Society
POL 224 Environmental Policy & Law – counts for Liberal Studies – Society
MTH 112 General Statistics – both ENS & BIO
PHL/REL 348 Environmental Ethics – counts for Liberal Studies – Expression or Civilization, or as an upper-level elective outside of major

OR

ENG 339 American Environmental Writers – counts for Liberal Studies – Expression, or as an upper-level elective outside of major
ENS 381 Internship – if approved by Biology Deptartment Chair, it will count for both ENS &
BIO experiential requirement.
ENS 461 Seminar: Environmental Impact Assessment and Policy Development – substitutes for BIO 462 Senior Seminar (ENS 461 is accepted for the BIO degree)

Science Concentration:
CHM 211/213 Organic Chemistry I and Lab – both ENS and BIO
CHM 305 Environmental Chemistry – counts for ENS, upper-level elective
outside of major, and also counts toward the Chemistry minor

Choose two courses from the following:
PHY 103 Basic Concepts in Geology
BIO 422 Aquatic Biology – counts for ENS and BIO (supraorganismal
biology or required biology elective)
CHM 311 Quantitative Analysis – counts for ENS and Chemistry minor
BIO 335 Field Biology (Study Abroad) – counts for ENS and BIO (supraorganismal biology or required biology elective that fulfills the Diversity Requirement)
BIO 344 Evolution – counts for ENS and BIO (supraorganismal or required
biology elective)

 

Students who would like to explore the possibility of double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies should contact Dr. MacFall, Dr. Touchette, Dr. Haenel, Dr. Kingston or Dr. Vandermast, all of whom serve as academic advisors to both Biology and Environmental Studies majors.