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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Environmental Sciences 375 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major


For an up-to-date description of the environmental science major requirements, courses and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at http://envsci.rutgers.edu/academics/envsci/graduation_requirements.html.

SEBS UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM (39 credits)

Options are chosen from lists of courses certified in each learning goal: https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core.

Note: The SEBS Core Curriculum requirements differ slightly from SAS Core Curriculum requirements

Contemporary Challenges (6 credits) Two courses, one in each of the Contemporary Challenges areas: Diversities and Social Inequalities [CC-D] and Our Common Future [CC-O]

Experience-Based Education (3 credits) Students must participate in a certified experience that meets this goal [EBE]

Natural Sciences (6 credits) Two courses, one each in two of the following areas: physical, biological, or environmental sciences [NS]

Historical Analysis (3 credits) One course [HST]

Social Analysis (6 credits) Two courses, one in either social/cultural analysis or economic analysis, and one in governmental and regulatory analysis [SCL]

Arts and Humanities (3 credits) One course [AH]

Writing and Communication (6 credits) 01:355:101 or its equivalent [WC] and one course in communicating effectively in modes appropriate to a discipline or area of inquiry [WCD]

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (6 credits) Two courses [QQ; QR]

Graduation Requirements for the Major

Students matriculating prior to the fall semester 2015 in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) must complete the SEBS general education requirements. In addition, students majoring in environmental sciences must complete the major requirements described below.

Students matriculating fall 2015 or after and transfer students matriculating in 2016 and after must complete a goal-based Core Curriculum in place of general education requirements. The goal-based core is described here: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/core. Courses are certified for the Core Curriculum by a faculty committee. A current list of certified courses can be found here: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/core. Environmental sciences major requirements are as described below.

For an up-to-date description of  environmental sciences major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at http://envsci.rutgers.edu/academics/envsci/graduation_requirements.html.

PROFICIENCY IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (63-82 credits)

1.    Biological and Physical Sciences (24-34)
    01:119:103  Principles of Biology (3) or 01:119:115-116  General Biology I & II (3,3)1
    01:160:161-162  General Chemistry (4,4)1
    01:160:171  Introduction to Experimentation (1)
    01:160:209  Elementary Organic Chemistry (3) or 01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)
    01:750:193-194  Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or 01:750:203-204 General Physics (3,3)1
    11:216:351  Principles of Ecology (3)
2.    Quantitative Skills (7)
    Calculus I (4)2
    Choose one of the following:
i.    01:960:211  Statistics I (3)3 or equivalent
ii.   11:375:303  Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3)
iii.  11:573:232  Fundamentals of Geomatics (3)
3.    Environmental Sciences (12)
    11:375:201  Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
    11:375:202  Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
    11:375:203  Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
    11:375:310  Analytical Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (3)4
4.    Environmental Science Lab Course, choose one (2-4)
    11:375:312  Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2)
    11:375:360  Soils and Water (4)
    11:375:424  Air Sampling Techniques (3)
Also choose from one of the following options:

Environmental Science Option (25)
01:640:1  Calculus 2 (4)
11:375:423  Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
Environmental Science Option Courses, choose three (9)
      11:375:346  Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
      11:375:340  Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)
      11:375:302  Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
      11:375:411  Environmental Microbiology (3)
      11:375:444  Water Chemistry (3)
      11:375:453  Soil Ecology (3)
Electives, see below (9)

Applied Environmental Option (24)

11:375:302  Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
11:375:307  Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
11:375:430  Hazardous Waste (3)
11:375:407  Environmental Toxicology (3)
Electives, see below (12)

Environmental Health Option (23-25)

11:375:302  Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
11:375:307  Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
11:375:407  Environmental Toxicology (3) or ENOH 0594  Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3)*
10:832:335  Epidemiology (3) or PHCO 0502  Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3)*
Microbiology course, choose one (2-4):
    11:375:312  Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2) (if not already used for other major requirement)
    11:680:201  Introduction to Microbiology (3)
    11:680:390  General Microbiology (4)
Electives, see below (9)

*School of Public Health classes for B.S./M.P.H students or B.S. students with permission.

ELECTIVES

Students can choose from any 300- or 400-level 375 course or any of the following list of non-375 courses. Note that to satisfy as an elective course, it must not already be used to satisfy other environmental science major or option requirements.

Possible electives:
11:680:201  Introduction to Microbiology (3)
11:680:390  General Microbiology (4)
11:374:460  Environmental Law and Policy I - Nature, Law, and Society (3)
11:375:302  Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
11:375:303  Numerical Methods (3)
11:375:307  Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
11:375:322  Energy, Technology, and its Environmental Impact (3)
11:375:340  Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)
11:375:424  Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (3)
11:375:434  Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)
11:375:411  Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:375:423  Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
11:375:444  Water Chemistry (3)
11:375:453  Soil Ecology (3)
11:375:346  Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
11:375:407  Environmental Toxicology (3)
11:375:360  Soils and Water (4)
11:375:421  Principles of Air Pollution (3)
11:375:430  Hazardous Wastes (3)
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1Satisfies SEBS Natural Science [NS] requirement
2Satisfies SEBS Mathematical or Formal Reasoning [QR] requirement
3Satisfies SEBS Quantitative Information [QQ] requirement
4Satisfies SEBS Discipline-Based Writing and Communication [WCd] requirement
 
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