Jun 17, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Environmental Studies - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Environment and Society

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  • For more information about Environmental Studies, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester-by-semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources.  

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040  or STAT 1045 .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis.  A grade of C- or better is required for all ENVS, GEOG, WATS, or WILD courses used to meet requirements for the major. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     GEOG 1300: World Regional Geography (BSS)    3    
ENVS 1350: Introduction to Environmental Science (BLS)  or BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3  or 3     STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)    3  or 5     
ENVS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation   1     WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3    
GEOG 1000: Physical Geography (BPS)  or

GEO 1360: Planet Earth (BPS)  or

CHEM 1010: Introduction to Chemistry (BPS)  or


GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)  and GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory  

3  or

3  or

3  or


3  and 1  

 
  Breadth Humanities (BHU) course   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) course   3   Elective or Minor course(s) 3-4  
Elective or Minor course 1        
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 3300: Fundamentals of Recreation Resources Management   ​ ​ 3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3  ​   
ENVS 3500: Quantitative Assessment of Environmental and Natural Resource Problems (QI)   3  ​    ENVS 2340: Natural Resources and Society (BSS)  or ENVS 3330: Environment and Society   3  or 3   
GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   ​ ​ 3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) course   ​3 ​   
Elective or Minor course ​6 ​    Elective or Minor course 6  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)  or APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3  or 3     ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy   ​​ 3    
ENVS 3600: Living with Wildlife (DSC)  or PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3  or 3     ENVS 4700: Communicating Sustainability (CI)   3    
Degree electives 3   Degree electives 6  
Elective or Minor courses 6   Elective or Minor course 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)  or ENVS 4110: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management   3  or 3 ​ ​    ENVS 4020: Foundations of Environmental Studies   ​ ​ 3    
Degree electives ​3 ​    ENVS 5000: Environmental Nonprofit and Volunteer Management   3    
Elective or Minor courses 9   Degree electives 3  
      Elective or Minor courses 6  
Comments

 

Comments

 

C. Degree Electives (15 credits)


Complete 15 credits from the following list:

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