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Environmental Sciences B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 55 to 59
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The BS in environmental sciences is designed to provide students with the scientific background and practical skills needed to successfully address environmental issues and the background required to be successful applicants to graduate programs. Students may choose from advanced courses designed to emphasize studies in biological remediation technologies, water quality, or agriculture while participating in a common core of courses which provide knowledge in the basic principles relevant to all areas.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits. A maximum of two D grades are allowed for courses required in the program, subplan/emphasis, and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Environmental Sciences Core
Take exactly 12 course(s) totaling exactly 29 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3420 - Ecotoxicology (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 2055 - Hazardous Waste Worker Training (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 3132 - Environmental Factors and Human Health (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 4022 - Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Statements (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 4100 - Capstone in Environmental Science (2.0 cr)
· NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3900 - Internship (1.0-2.0 cr)
BIOL 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take exactly 9 course(s) totaling exactly 29 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 1010 - Global Trade Economics [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· ENSC 3003 - Sustainable YoU, Sustainable World [GLOB PERSP, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1xxx
· CA 2xxx
· CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences (4.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Science
The BS in environmental science with an emphasis in science trains students with the scientific background to understand the fate of chemicals in a variety of human and non-human environments. This will enable students to have a strong understanding of how chemicals move in the environment, and the impacts they have in the various parts of the environment. This science-based understanding of chemical fate and transport will allow students to inform policymakers as to the effectiveness of various decisions on the protection of the environment.
Science Core
Take exactly 7 course(s) totaling exactly 20 credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 3030 - Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences (4.0 cr)
· ENSC 3720 - Fate of Chemicals in the Environment (4.0 cr)
Science Electives
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems (3.0 cr)
· AGEC 3430 - Food Marketing Systems (3.0 cr)
· ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
· BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design (3.0 cr)
· HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH THINK] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration (2.0 cr)
· NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· POL 1054 - Comparative Government (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling exactly 7 credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (1.0 cr)
· GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives
Take enough open electives to fulfill the program requirement of 120 credits.
Studies
The BS in environmental science with an emphasis in studies trains students with the general understanding of environmental science with specific applications focusing on how it manifests in our society. These students will be at the core of making environmental policies, city planning, and sustainable development.
Studies Core
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 4007 - Political Communication (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
Studies Electives
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems (3.0 cr)
· AGEC 3430 - Food Marketing Systems (3.0 cr)
· ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3009 - Surveying (4.0 cr)
· ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems (3.0 cr)
· ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
· BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3030 - Landscape Design (4.0 cr)
· HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance (3.0 cr)
· HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design (3.0 cr)
· HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH THINK] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3374 - Ecology [BIOL SCI] (4.0 cr)
· NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration (2.0 cr)
· NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications (3.0 cr)
· NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management (3.0 cr)
· POL 1054 - Comparative Government (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 1293 - Soil Science (3.0 cr)
· SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation (4.0 cr)
· SWM 3225 - Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 8 credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 1001 - American Government [ETH/CIV RE] (4.0 cr)
Open Electives
Take enough open electives to fulfill the program requirement of 120 credits.
 
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BIOL 3420 - Ecotoxicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Overview of ecotoxicology ranging from molecular to global issues. Major classes of contaminants, bioaccumulation, toxic effects, and risks. Lab. prereq: CHEM 1001
COMM 4800 - Crisis Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Organizational crises, disasters, emergency situations. Existing academic literature, everyday media literature. Focuses on appropriate communication strategies, written composition, and delivery of speeches.
ENSC 2055 - Hazardous Waste Worker Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of chemical emergency response laws and regulations, hazard assessments, fire and explosions, oxidizers, ionizing radiation, environmental stresses and hazards, site characterization, air monitoring, protective clothing and respiratory protection, site control, decomtamination and site emergencies will be covered.
ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced understanding of environmental science. Issues surrounding ecosystem management, risk assessment, sustainable energy, water quality, air quality. Remediation techniques(traditional/nontraditional), environmental laws.
ENSC 3132 - Environmental Factors and Human Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Impact of environmental factors on the development of diseases, including cancer, respiratory diseases, and food-borne illness.
ENSC 4022 - Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Statements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Environmental risk assessments, including cost benefit analysis, risk analysis, risk characterization. Develop environmental impact statements. Toxicity assessment, uncertainty analysis, risk management.
ENSC 4100 - Capstone in Environmental Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Sr
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Explore controversial environmental topics. Capstone project. Journal about/present project to class at end of semester. prereq: Sr
NATR 2630 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application/use of computer-based information systems, data delivery, and geographic information systems in natural resource management and regional planning. Labs focus on developing basic competence using current suite of ArcGIS software and finding, retrieving and utilizing data currently available from public resource management agencies. prereq: 1244, MATH 1031
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
BIOL 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for graduate school application/job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed 3900 (internship). Discussions between students, staff, and invited guests.
BIOL 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Credit given for professional work experience outside an academic deparment. prereq: 3899, department approval, consent of instructor
BIOL 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students who have recently completed internships prepare/deliver PowerPoint presentation on experience. Discussions between post-/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: 3900
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 1010 - Global Trade Economics (GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of ecological/demographic/economic factors influencing current agricultural, industrial, environmental development issues.
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
ENSC 3003 - Sustainable YoU, Sustainable World (GLOB PERSP, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Sustainability exists where social equity, environmental integrity and economic prosperity intersect. We will approach sustainability using multiple lenses of understanding to enable students to become more informed about how to become sustainable students, members of the University community and citizens of the world.
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Motion, forces, torque, momentum, energy, thermal energy/heat. Topics presented in applied context. prereq: Math 1031
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories/techniques of quantitative chemical analysis. Covers data handling, atomic/molecular spectroscopies, gas/liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Labs focus on application of quantitative chemical methods to problems encourntered in environmental science/biology. prereq: 2301, 2310
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
AGRO 3030 - Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental design and methodology in agriculture and natural resources research. Basic philosophy, data interpretation and analysis, and application of research information to practical management situations. prereq: Math 1150, Jr or Sr
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavior of gases, thermodynamics, properties of solutions, solution equilibria, oxidation/reduction reactions. Rigorous course. Develops chemical foundations required in some agriculture, environmental, preprofessional programs. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Important classes of organic compounds, their structures/reactions. Relation between structure, reactivity, and properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: 1062, 1066, concurrent enrollment in 2310
CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 2301
CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories/techniques of quantitative chemical analysis. Covers data handling, atomic/molecular spectroscopies, gas/liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Labs focus on application of quantitative chemical methods to problems encourntered in environmental science/biology. prereq: 2301, 2310
ENSC 3720 - Fate of Chemicals in the Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How chemicals released into the environment are distributed in water, air, etc., based on chemical/physical properties. prereq: CHEM 2301, CHEM 2310
AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical preferences, consumer trends in diverse geographic regions. How global/national policies affect food trade.
AGEC 3430 - Food Marketing Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics include frameworks for analyzing food marketing systems. Marketing institutions, food prices, marketing costs, functional/organizational issues, role of government. Grades/standards. Issues in transportation, storage, and international trade.
ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Effects of environment on animal production. Principles of environmental control. Planning open, partial, and total environmentally controlled systems for livestock. Functional, economic, and environmental considerations. Feed handling systems, waste management alternatives. prereq: Math 1031, or instructor consent
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical development of bio-fuels industry. Chemical/mechanical processes of production in ethanol, bio-diesel, and methane fuels. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of solar, wind, and geo-thermal industries. Mechanical processes of design/utilization of these renewable energy sources. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of plant anatomy and physiology with particular attention paid to angiosperms and their basic structure and function. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental principles of microbiology. Bacterial metabolism, growth, and genetics. Biology of viruses/fungi. Microorganisms and disease. Applied microbiology. Lab. prereq: Biol 1009 or 1009H or 2103, Chem 1001 or 1021
BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to strategies used by businesses to achieve/maintain compliance with environmental laws/sustainability goals. Focus upon environmental due diligence, value of environmental auditing to identify compliance/sustainability issues in operations, and leveraging it to secure a competitive advantage in a marketplace.
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism, regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemistry equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemistry basis of genetic information. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2301 or consent of instructor], BIOL 1009
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of aesthetic, environmental, functional design principles to creative planning/development of commercial, interior, parklands, residential landscapes. Create computer generated designs using Auto CAD, SketchUp/other current design programs. prereq: 3030
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of historical and cultural factors shaping technology. Synthesis of integrated relationships among technology, the arts, societal practices, and values.
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH THINK)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Limits, differential calculus of functions of single variable, applications. Introduction to integral calculus of single variable. prereq: 1250 or ACT math score of 28 or higher
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. prereq: 3374
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Science underlying methods of conservation of populations, species, ecosystems. Exploration of theory/practice of conservation within social, political, economic context of conservation problems. prereq: Biol 1009
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. prereq: 3374
NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3374, 3480
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced topics in ecological restoration, including evaluation of case studies. Explore current advancements, topics/emerging issues in theory/practice of restoration. prereq: 3374, 3480
NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced principles/applications of geographic information systems. Nature/accuracy of geo-referenced data and methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, modeling, and digital map display. Includes semester-long lab project. prereq: 2630
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
POL 1054 - Comparative Government
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Government systems of the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, Japan, and France. Third World and Middle Eastern countries' political and social impacts studied through current events.
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. prereq: Chem 1001, Math 1031, Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts of inorganic chemistry, atomic theory/structure, periodicity of elements. Basic rules of oxidation/chemical combination. Molecular structure (hybridization, molecular orbitals). Thermochemistry, gases, solution process, colligative properties. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1001
GEOL 1001 - Introductory Geology (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Earth, including its composition, structure, and dynamics; internal and surface processes related to theories of sea floor and continental movement; summary of geological history and development of life. Lab.
COMM 4007 - Political Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theory of political ideology. Organizational politics/influences. Campaigns. Social movements.
NATR 3344 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological, economic, and legal principles applied to land use planning in relation to agricultural, industrial, residential, wild land, forestry, recreational, and transportation needs. Legislative, agency, and citizen involvement in environmental law formulation and enforcement. Case studies. prereq: Jr or Sr status
AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical preferences, consumer trends in diverse geographic regions. How global/national policies affect food trade.
AGEC 3430 - Food Marketing Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics include frameworks for analyzing food marketing systems. Marketing institutions, food prices, marketing costs, functional/organizational issues, role of government. Grades/standards. Issues in transportation, storage, and international trade.
ANSC 3004 - Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Effects of environment on animal production. Principles of environmental control. Planning open, partial, and total environmentally controlled systems for livestock. Functional, economic, and environmental considerations. Feed handling systems, waste management alternatives. prereq: Math 1031, or instructor consent
ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.
ASM 3009 - Surveying
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.
ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical development of bio-fuels industry. Chemical/mechanical processes of production in ethanol, bio-diesel, and methane fuels. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of solar, wind, and geo-thermal industries. Mechanical processes of design/utilization of these renewable energy sources. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures. prereq: 2200
ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information. prereq: ITM 1010, Soil 1293
BIOL 2020 - Plant Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of plant anatomy and physiology with particular attention paid to angiosperms and their basic structure and function. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2021 - Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Will provide students an overview of the entire plant kingdom, their ecology and evolution. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2032 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental principles of microbiology. Bacterial metabolism, growth, and genetics. Biology of viruses/fungi. Microorganisms and disease. Applied microbiology. Lab. prereq: Biol 1009 or 1009H or 2103, Chem 1001 or 1021
BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to strategies used by businesses to achieve/maintain compliance with environmental laws/sustainability goals. Focus upon environmental due diligence, value of environmental auditing to identify compliance/sustainability issues in operations, and leveraging it to secure a competitive advantage in a marketplace.
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism, regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemistry equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemistry basis of genetic information. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2301 or consent of instructor], BIOL 1009
HORT 3030 - Landscape Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of aesthetic, environmental, and functional design principles to creative planning/development of residential/commercial landscapes. Emphasizes low impact and sustainability. prereq: 1021
HORT 3040 - Landscape Installation and Maintenance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied horticulture practices in planting landscape materials, installing hardscapes, and maintaining residential/commercial landscapes. Proper use/maintenance of equipment. Emphasizes environmental/sustainability considerations.
HORT 3090 - Advanced Landscape Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of aesthetic, environmental, functional design principles to creative planning/development of commercial, interior, parklands, residential landscapes. Create computer generated designs using Auto CAD, SketchUp/other current design programs. prereq: 3030
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of historical and cultural factors shaping technology. Synthesis of integrated relationships among technology, the arts, societal practices, and values.
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH THINK)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Limits, differential calculus of functions of single variable, applications. Introduction to integral calculus of single variable. prereq: 1250 or ACT math score of 28 or higher
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
NATR 3374 - Ecology (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interactions among plants, animals, and the physical environment; structure and function of ecosystems; population dynamics, biotic communities; principles of biotic succession and ecosystem management. prereq: Biol 1009, Soil 1293
NATR 3480 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of restoring/repairing disturbed/damaged ecosystems. Assessing site conditions, establishing reference criteria, determining restoration goals/objectives, manipulating successional trajectories, determining measures of successful restoration. prereq: 3374
NATR 3486 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Science underlying methods of conservation of populations, species, ecosystems. Exploration of theory/practice of conservation within social, political, economic context of conservation problems. prereq: Biol 1009
NATR 3488 - Invasive Species Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification, ecology, control/management of invasive plant/animal species in north central U.S. Characteristics of invasive species/ecological processes that occur when non-native species are introduced into new habitats. Pathways that have led to introduction/spread of invasives. prereq: 3374
NATR 3580 - Advanced Ecological Restoration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3374, 3480
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced topics in ecological restoration, including evaluation of case studies. Explore current advancements, topics/emerging issues in theory/practice of restoration. prereq: 3374, 3480
NATR 3635 - Geographic Information Systems Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced principles/applications of geographic information systems. Nature/accuracy of geo-referenced data and methods of data capture, storage, retrieval, modeling, and digital map display. Includes semester-long lab project. prereq: 2630
NATR 3699 - Integrated Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team study exploring synthesis of environmental, technical, economic, political, and administrative principles as applied to case studies and current management situations. Emphasis on decision-making process. prereq: Sr or instructor consent
POL 1054 - Comparative Government
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Government systems of the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, Japan, and France. Third World and Middle Eastern countries' political and social impacts studied through current events.
SOIL 1293 - Soil Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formation, classification, and composition of soils, with emphasis on environmental quality, chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants, management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. prereq: Chem 1001
SWM 3009 - Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/theory of surface/ground water quality, including but not limited to water budget, hydrologic cycle, water quantities, Darcy's Law, water quality units and flow rates, hydraulic conductivity/permeability, and laboratory tests for and maintenance of water quality. prereq: Chem 1001, Math 1031, Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
SWM 3224 - Soil and Water Conservation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management principles and practices used to increase productivity and conserve soil and water resources for agronomic crops. Maintaining wildland and environmental quality through use of shelterbelts. prereq: Soil 1293, jr, or instructor consent
SWM 3225 - Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Precipitation, infiltration, evapo-transpiration, runoff from small watersheds. Application to design of structures, water/wind erosion practices. Design principles/techniques in constructing small impoundments and waste holding facilities, and in restoring wetlands. Selecting/applying irrigation/drainage systems.
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
POL 1001 - American Government (ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to politics/government in United States. Constitutional origins/development, major institutions, parties, interest groups, elections, participation, public opinion. Ways of explaining politics. Nature of political science.