Environmental Sciences (B.S.)

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements83
Total Units137-135

Environmental Sciences Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Course Requirements
BIOL-111
111L
Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab
4
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM-252
252L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chem Techniques
4
ENVR-150C
150CL
Intro to Environmental Science
and Intro to Environmental Science Lab 1
4
ENVR-205C
205CL
Introduction to Geology
and Introduction to Geology Laboratory
4
PSCI-215Fundamentals of Earth Science4
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy 13
SOC-100CIntroduction to Sociology 13
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods 13
PSCI-130
130CL
Introduction to Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
or PSCI-223C/223CL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
PSCI-131
131L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
or PSCI-225/225L Electricity and Magnetism
Upper Division Course Requirements
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
CHEM-440
440L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM-485Undergraduate Research2
ENVR-305Intro to Soil Sciences3
ENVR-320Hydrology3
ENVR-335Intro to Atmospheric Sciences3
ENVR-405Intro to Geo Info System (GIS)3
ENVR-430Environmental Policy and Impact Analysis3
ENVR-499CCapstone Seminar/Environmental Studies2
BIOL-345CMountain Field Biology4
BIOL-348CCoastal Ecology4
or BIOL-346C Desert Field Ecology
POLS-446Public Policy Issues3
or SOC-230 Social Problems
Total Units83

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
ENVR-150C Intro to Environmental Science 3
ENVR-150CL Intro to Environmental Science Lab 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
BIOL-111 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-111L Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
 Units15
Year 2 Term 1
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
PSCI-215C Fundamentals of Earth Science 3
PSCI-215CL Fundamentals of Earth Science Lab 1
 Units15
Year 2 Term 2
SOC-100C Introduction to Sociology 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
BUSN-PLHDECMacro Or Micro Economics 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 1
ENVR-335 Intro to Atmospheric Sciences 3
CHEM-252 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM-252L Analytical Chem Techniques 1
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
PSCI-PLGP1Physics 1 Requirement 4
ENVR-205C Introduction to Geology 3
ENVR-205CL Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1
 Units18
Year 3 Term 2
PSCI-PLGP2Physics 2 Requirement 4
ENVR-305 Intro to Soil Sciences 3
ENVR-305L Intro to Soil Sciences Lab 1
ENVR-405 Intro to Geo Info System (GIS) 3
POLS-PLHD3ENVR Application Requirement 3
BIOL-PLECOEcology Requirement 4
 Units18
Year 4 Term 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
CHEM-440 Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM-440L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
CHEM-485 Undergraduate Research 1-4
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
 Units11-14
Year 4 Term 2
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ENVR-499C Capstone Seminar/Environmental Studies 2
ENVR-430 Environmental Policy and Impact Analysis 3
ENVR-320 Hydrology 3
 Units14
 Total Units121-124