Environmental Sciences - B.S. Degree

Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences
Office: 150 Houghton Hall

(716) 673-3302

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson
Dr. Thomas Hegna, Coordinator
Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, Program Coordinator

Email: geo.esci@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/geology-environmental-sciences

 

The B.S. program in Environmental Sciences is intended primarily for students seeking a career in an environmentally related field such as conservation, climate change, wildlife, and forestry.  The interdisciplinary nature of this program prepares students for a wide variety of possible careers including: environmental consulting, resource management, conservation scientist, aquatic and fishery research/management, wildlife management, conservation officer, and environmental and community planning.

Major Requirements

Core Program:

ESCI 105Global Environmental Issues

3

ESCI 310Methods in Environmental Analysis

4

ESCI 410Environmental Assessment

3

ESCI 441Environmental Sciences Senior Seminar

1

ESCI 490Environmental Sciences Practicum

1-3

STAT 250Statistics for Scientists

3

BIOL 131Introductory Ecology and Evolution

3

BIOL 132Introductory Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

1

BIOL 133Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 134Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 243Organismal Biology

3

BIOL 244Organismal Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 330Ecology

3

BIOL 331Ecology Laboratory

1

GEO 165Planet Earth

3

GEO 169Planet Earth Lab

1

GEO 311Global Climate

3

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

or

GEO 450Hydrogeology

4

GIS 201Geographic Information Systems I

3

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHEM 215Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 225Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

 

CHEM 317Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis

3

or

CHEM 341Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

3

Total Credit Hours:62

NOTES: 

  • ESCI 490 must be taken for 3 credits
  • BIOL 450: Global Change Biology (typically offered in Spring semesters) can be completed to replace GEO 311

Supporting Courses:

Two Environmental Perspectives from the following:  
COMM 321Environmental Communication

3

ECON 380Environmental/Natural Resource Economics

3

ENGL 333Environmental Literature

3

HIST 310World Environmental History

3

HIST 352Environmental History of North America

3

POLI 387Environmental Policy

3

SOC 342Food and Culture

3

WRTG 374Writing and Social Change

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Upper Level Electives:

BIOL 421Biological Conservation

3

BIOL 424Aquatic Biology

3

BIOL 434Animal Behavior

3

BIOL 447Evolution

3

BIOL 450Modern Concepts in Biology

1-4

BIOL 457Biostatistics

3

BIOL 473Animal Communication

3

BIOL 441Undergraduate Research

1-3

BIOL 458Lab Supervision in Biology

1

CHEM 216Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 226Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHEM 314Principles of Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 318Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis

3

CHEM 305Laboratory Supervision in Chemistry

1-2

CHEM 391Independent Lab Research

1-3

CHEM 491Independent Laboratory Research

1-3

CHEM 492Independent Laboratory Research

1-3

CHEM 490Independent Study

1-3

COMM 321Environmental Communication

3

ECON 380Environmental/Natural Resource Economics

3

ENGL 333Environmental Literature

3

GEO 301Cartography

4

GEO 343Geochemistry

3

GEO 359Vanishing Earth Resources

3

GEO 370Structural Geology

4

GEO 400Stratigraphy

4

GEO 411Mineralogy

4

GEO 421Petrology

4

GEO 455Laboratory Supervision in Geosciences

1

GIS 350Remote Sensing/Image Processing

3

HIST 310World Environmental History

3

HIST 352Environmental History of North America

3

POLI 387Environmental Policy

3

SOC 342Food and Culture

3

WRTG 374Writing and Social Change

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 86