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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Requirements for BS Environmental Science pre Fall 2012

BS Environmental Studies Degree Requirements

Environmental Science students complete coursework that includes both a heavy dose of basic science requirements and courses spanning a variety of disciplines pertinent to understanding the context in which environmental challenges reside.  This provides students with a solid interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in laboratory and field research and informed by the humanities and social sciences.

BS Environmental Science Major Requirements
(76-81 credit hours)

Common Requirements(24 credit hours)
     ANTH 104 The Human Ecological Footprint
     STAT 103 Fundamentals of Statistics
     ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
     ECON 328 Environmental Economics
     ENVS 283 Environmental Sustainability
     ENVS 390 Integrative Environmental Seminar
  One of the following:   
     THEO 184 Moral Problems: Ecology Crisis
     PHIL 187 Environmental Ethics
  One of the following:   
     HIST 292 U.S. Environmental History
     SOCL 272 Environmental Sociology
     PLSC/ENVS 392/235 Environmental Politics

Basic Science Requirements (41 credit hours
     BIOL 101 & BIOL 111 General Biology I & Lab
     BIOL 102 & BIOL 112 General Biology II & Lab
     PHYS 111 College Physics I (lecture/discussion)
     PHYS 112 College Physics II (lecture/discussion)
     MATH 131 Elements of Calculus I
     MATH 132 Elements of Calculus II
     BIOL 265 Ecology
     BIOL 282 Genetics
     CHEM 312 & CHEM 313 Environmental Chemistry & Lab
     CHEM 101 & CHEM 111 General Chemistry I & Lab  
     CHEM 102 & CHEM 112 General Chemistry II & Lab  
  One of the following:
     ENVS 214 Weather & Climatology
     ENVS 273 Energy & The Environment

Electives (4 Courses with at least 2 from List A) (11 - 16 hours)
 
  List A
     ANTH 320
     BIOL 205, 215, 266, 316, 319, 320, 327, 328, 345, 355, 360, 363, 368, 370, 371, 372, 375, 393, 395*, 396*, 397*, 398*, 470
     CHEM 215, 221 or 223/225, 222 or 224/226
     ENVS 398
     MATH/BIOL 335

  List B
     ANTH 303, 360, 361, 362
     BIET 297*/SOCL 126
     CMUN 230, 329, 337
     ENVS 395, 398, 207, 213, 214^, 281, 282
     HIST 292^, 300*, 301*
     MARK 341
     PHIL 187^, 389*
     PLSC 354, 392
     SOCL 272^
     THEO 184^, 344
     GB 400#, 460#

*Selected topics only
^Course can serve as elective if not taken to fill other requirements of the major
#For 5-year BS/MBA students in lieu of electives



Loyola

Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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