Majors

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Elon offers the following majors:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Ecological Science

Requires 62 semester hours chosen from the following:

Core (30 sh):

ENS 111/113
Introduction to Environmental Science and Lab
4 sh
BIO 112/114 Introduction to Population Biology and Lab 4 sh
CHM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab 4 sh
CHM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab 4 sh
ENS 200 Strategies for Environmental Inquiry 4 sh
Choose from the following: 4-8 sh

ENS 215

Diversity of Life w/lab OR

BIO 231

Biodiversity w/integrated lab AND

BIO 111/113

Introductory Cell Biology w/ Lab
Choose two semester hours from one of the following: 2 sh

ENS 381

InternshipOR

ENS 499

Research
ENS 461 Senior Seminar: Environmental Assessment and Project Development 4 sh

 

Management, design and analysis (8 sh): Choose from the following including at least 4 sh with a double asterisk:

ENS/GEO 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4 sh
ENS/GEO 340 Water Resource Management 4 sh
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I and Lab** 4 sh
CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II and Lab** 4 sh
CHM 311  Quantitative Analysis** 4 sh
PHY 201 General Physics I**  4 sh
PHY 221 University Physics**
PHY 202 General Physics II**  4 sh
PHY 222 University Physics II**
STS 212 Statistics in Application** 4 sh
STS 232 Statistical Modeling** 4 sh

  Social sciences and humanities (8 sh):

ART 339 Ecological Art 4 sh
COM 331 Environmental Communications 4 sh
ECO 335 Environmental economics (has ECO 111 prerequisite) 4 sh
ENG 318 Writing Science 4 sh
ENG 339 American Environmental Writers 4 sh
ENS 110 Humans and Nature 4 sh
PHL/REL 348 Environmental Ethics 4 sh
POL 224 Environmental Policy and Law 4 sh
POL 344 International Environmental Policy 4 sh
SOC 334 Environmental Sociology 4 sh

 

Ecological processes (16 sh; no more than 4 sh from ENS 359):

BIO 335 Field Biology 4 sh
BIO 342 Aquatic Biology: The Study of Inland Waters and Lab 4 sh
BIO 350 General Ecology and Lab 4 sh
CHM 305 Environmental Chemistry and Lab 4 sh
ENS 320 Restoration Ecology 4 sh
ENS 330 Wildlife Ecology and Lab 4 sh
ENS/BIO 346 Wetland Ecology and Management and Lab 4 sh
ENS 359 Special Topics Seminar 2 sh
TOTAL
                      62-66 sh



Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Requires 62 semester hours chosen from the following:

Core (30 sh):

ENS 111/113 Introduction to Environmental Science and Lab 4 sh
CHM 111 General Chemistry and Lab 4 sh
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 4 sh
ENS 200 Strategies for Environmental Inquiry 4 sh
ENS/BIO 215 Diversity of Life w/ Lab 4 sh
POL 224 Environmental Policy and Law 4 sh
Choose two semester hours from the following: 2 sh

ENS 381

Internship or

ENS 499

Research
ENS 461 Senior Seminar: Environmental Assessment and Project Development 4 sh


Environmental values and communication (8 sh): Choose two courses including at least one course indicated with a double asterisk:

ART 339 Ecological Art 4 sh
COM 331 Environmental Communications 4 sh
ENS 110 Humans and Nature 4 sh
ENG 318 Writing Science 4 sh
ENG 339 American Environmental Writers** 4 sh
PHL/REL 338 Environmental Ethics** 4 sh


Policy, planning and management (16 sh):

ECO 335 Environmental Economics 4 sh
GEO 310 Development and the Environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia 4 sh
GEO 345 Global Environmental Change 4 sh
ENS/GEO 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4 sh
ENS/GEO 340 Water Resources Management 4 sh
ENS 360 Green Design 4 sh
POL 344 International Environmental Policy 4 sh


Science and Analysis (8 sh):

BIO 212/214 Introduction to Population Biology w/lab 4 sh
BIO 335 Field Biology 4 sh
BIO 342 Aquatic Biology w/lab 4 sh
BIO 350 General Ecology w/lab 4 sh
CHM 112 General Chemistry II w/lab 4 sh
ENS 320 Restoration Ecology w/lab 4 sh
ENS 330 Wildlife Ecology w/lab 4 sh
ENS/BIO 346 Wetlands Ecology and Management w/lab 4 sh
PHY 110 Energy and the Environment 4 sh
STS 212 Statistics in Application 4 sh
TOTAL                         62 sh    

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Requires 49 semester hours chosen from the following:

Core (37 sh):

ENS 110 Humans and Nature 4 sh
ENS 111/113 Introduction to Environmental Science and Lab 4 sh
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 4 sh
ENS 200 Strategies for Environmental Inquiry 4 sh
ENS/BIO 215 Diversity of Life w/ Lab 4 sh
POL 224 Environmental Policy and Law 4 sh
PHL/REL 348 Environmental Ethics 4 sh
Choose one from the following: 4 sh

ENG 318

Writing Science or

ENG 339

American Environmental Writers
ENS 381 Internship 1 sh
ENS 461 Senior Seminar: Environmental Assessment and Development 4 sh

 

Concentration (12 sh): Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Sustainability

ECO 335 Environmental Economics 4 sh
ENS 220 Organic Gardening and Sustainable Food Production 4 sh
ENS/GEO250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4 sh
ENS/GEO 340 Water Resource Management 4 sh
ENS 320 Restoration Ecology w/ Lab 4 sh
ENS 350 Environmental Visions 4 sh
ENS 360 Green Design 4 sh
PHY 110 Energy and the Environment 4 sh
SOC 334 Environmental Sociology 4 sh

Global Environmental Issues

GEO 345 Global Environmental Change 4 sh
GEO 310 Development and the Environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia 4 sh
GEO 320 Africa's People and Environments 4 sh
ENS/GEO 250 Introduction to Global Information Systems  4 sh
ENS 310 Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia 4 sh
POL 344 International Environmental Policy 4 sh

Environmental Arts and Communication

ART 114 Time Arts 4 sh
ART 339 Ecological Art 4 sh
ENG 318 Science Writing 4 sh
ENG 339 American Environmental Writers 4 sh
COM 331 Environmental Communications 4 sh
ENS/GEO 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4 sh
TOTAL                                                        49 sh

Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering

See requirements listed in Engineering.

This page was updated June 27, 2014.