Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Program: Environmental Science, BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Environmental Science, BS

To declare an Environmental Science Major:

  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link)
  • Interview with the Environmental Science Department Faculty.

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 52 total credits in the major.
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.50 in major.

The environmental science major requires 52 credits of interdisciplinary courses from the following:

Required Courses:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
ESS 300 - Geomorphology 4 credits
CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 4 credits
CHE 162 - General Chemistry 2 4 credits
CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab 1 credits
CHE 169 - General Chemistry 2 Lab 1 credits
CHE 210 - Quantitative Analysis 3 credits
BIO 201 - Principles of Biology 1 4 credits
BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
BIO 380 - Ecology 4 credits

At least 3 credits from the following:

ESS 490 - Environmental Science Internship Variable credits
ESS 498 - Independent Research Variable credits

At least 16 credits from the following electives:

Science Electives

At least 2 courses, minimum of 8 credits from the following departments: Antropology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Humanities/Communication Electives

At least 2 courses from different departments, minimum of 6 credits

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 331 - Principles of Public Relations 3 credits
COM 332 - Practice of Public Relations 3 credits
COM 333 - Leadership and Communication 3 credits
ENG 303 - Professional Writing 3 credits
ENG 306 - Technical and Scientific Writing 3 credits
POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
POL 230 - Global Politics, Institutions, Ethics, and Law 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits

Any PHI course

Any special topics course (x91) in ART, ENG, HIS, PHI, POL, THE that has a tie to the environment (must be approved by the ESS department)

General Education Core Curriculum

Liberal Arts

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences 1 credits
PED 100 - Health & Wellness and Activity 1 credits
LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar 1 credits
LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone or LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone 2 credits

Theology

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One course from:

THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture 3 credits
THE 110 - Introduction to Theology 3 credits

One course in Biblical Theology:

THE 221 - The Book of Genesis 3 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel ♦ 3 credits
THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 credits
THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets 3 credits
THE 230 - The New Testament 3 credits
THE 231 - The Life of Christ 3 credits
THE 234 - Pauline Epistles 3 credits
THE 235 - Romans 3 credits
THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles 3 credits
THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature 3 credits

One course in Applied Theology:

THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life 3 credits
THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions ♦ 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture ♦ 3 credits
THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World 3 credits
PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
PHI 202 - Apologetics 3 credits

One course in Systematic Theology:

THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1 3 credits
THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2 3 credits
THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America ♦ 3 credits
THE 441 - History of Christianity 3 credits
THE 442 - History of the Reformations 3 credits
THE 461 - Thought and Life of Martin Luther 3 credits

Professional Development

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Grade of “C” or better is required.

COM 101 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
ENG 101 - Writing and Rhetoric 3 credits

Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One Literature course from:

ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives ♦ 3 credits

One History course from:

HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
HIS 111 - European History 1, to - 1500 3 credits
HIS 112 - European History 2, 1500-1850 3 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East ♦ 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History ♦ 3 credits
HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

One Quantitative Reasoning course from:

MAT 116 - Survey of Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits
MAT 119 - Trigonometry 3 credits
MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits

One Lab Science course from:

ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology ♦ 4 credits
BIO 124 - Plant Science 4 credits
BIO 142 - Microbes - Friends and Foes and BIO 143 - Microbes Friends and Foes Lab (one additional credit) 3 credits
BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry 4 credits
CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 and CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab (one additional credit) 4 credits
ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 3 credits

or

PHY 102 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 2 credits

One Social Science course from:

ANT 100 - General Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture ♦ 3 credits
BUS 150 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media 3 credits
COM 211 - Small Group Communication 3 credits
COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication ♦ 3 credits
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations ♦ 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course ♦ 3 credits
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology ♦ 3 credits
SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

One Fine Arts course from:

ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
ART 140 - Introductory Web Design - Tools for Every Profession 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art ♦ 3 credits
MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals 3 credits
MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THR 210 - Acting 1 3 credits

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One cultural diversity course (can be met by a course used to satisfy one of the other GENED requirements indicated by ♦ above):

ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls 3 credits
GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures 3 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America 3 credits

BS/BSN Foreign Language

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

For the BS and BSN, one of the following:

Completion of two sequential years of high school foreign language or completion of a foreign language diversity course:

ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls ♦ 3 credits
GER 101 - Elementary German 1 ♦ 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 ♦ 4 credits
SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures ♦ 3 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 ♦ 4 credits

Degree Credit Requirements

  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing

  • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101, COM 101, THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

 

(Full general education information may be found here.)

 

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