This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Environmental Geochem Science

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI)3
GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GLG311 Mineralogy or BIO340 Ecology4
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
GLG303 Geomorphology4
GLG339 Natural Resources and Energy3
MAT241 Intro to Stats or MAT252 Calculus 2 - Note 13-4
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EGS370 Environmental Geochemical Science4
CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4
GLG346 (WI) or GEO406 - Note 23
BIO340 Ecology4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
CHE407 Instrumental Techniques4
GLG407 Hydrogeology4
Major Elective - Note 33-4
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EGS475 Environmental Geochemical Sciences Research Project 13
Major Elective - Note 33-4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3
EGS477 Senior Seminar in Environmental Science1
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3


MAT252 Calculus 2 is strongly recommended for students who would like to go to Graduate School.

Please choose one of the following courses (GEO406 is Writing Intensive):GEO406 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management, GLG346 Environmental Impact Assessment

Choose a minimum of two (2) electives chosen from the following:BIO293 Biology Selected Topic, BIO301 Field Biology Fall, BIO302 Field Biology Spring, BIO303 Field Biology Summer, CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab, CHE319 Organic Chemistry II, CHE321 Physical Chemistry I, CHE461 Biochemistry I, CHE593 Chemistry Selected Topic, EGG250 Renewable Energy (NSCI), EGS476 Environmental Geochemical Science Research Project 2, GEO382 Remote Sensing, GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation, GLG405 Structure and Tectonics, GLG509 Water Resources Management

Total Credits: 121-124