Undergraduate Curriculum

Effective Fall 2019, students are required to complete a set of core requirements (96-97 units), 8 units of lower-division elective courses, and 20 units of upper-division elective courses, with a minimum of 16 units from Environmental Sciences or Environmental Toxicology.

Core Requirements

1. Lower-division requirements (72 or 73 units)

  1. ENSC 001, ENSC 002, ENSC 006 or ECON 006
  2. BIOL 005A, BIOL 05LA or BIOL 020, BIOL 005B
  3. CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA, CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB, CHEM 001C or CHEM 01HC, CHEM 01LA or CHEM 1HLA, CHEM 01LB or CHEM 1HLB, CHEM 01LC or CHEM 1HLC
  4. CHEM 008A and CHEM 08LA or CHEM 08HA and CHEM 08HLA; CHEM 008B and CHEM 08LB or CHEM 08HB and CHEM 08HLB
  5. MATH 007A or MATH 009A or MATH 09HA; MATH 007B or MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
  6. PHYS 002A or PHYS 02HA, PHYS 02LA or PHYS 02HLA, PHYS 002B or PHYS 02HB, PHYS 02LB or PHYS 02HLB, PHYS 002C or PHYS 02HC, PHYS 02LC or PHYS 02HLC
  7. POSC 010

2. Upper-division requirements (24 units):

  1. ENSC 100, ENSC 101, ENSC 102, ENSC 191
  2. STAT 100A and STAT 100B

Elective Courses

Students have the option to select their electives from different specialization areas or to focus their training in one of the following five specialization areas based on their own educational and career objectives. Suggested courses of study for each specialization area are provided below:

  • Soil Sciences

    Recommended to meet lower- division electives: BIOL 005C, GEO 001 or GEO 002, MATH 009C or MATH 09HC or MATH 010A; Recommended to meet upper-division electives: ENSC 104, ENSC 107, ENSC 110, ENSC 120, ENSC 127, ENSC 133/MCBL 133, ENSC 134/ BPSC134, ENSC 138/GEO 138, ENSC 144, ENSC 175, ENSC 177

  • Hydrologic Sciences

    Recommended to meet lower-division electives: MATH 009C or MATH 09HC or MATH 010A, GEO 001 or GEO 002; Recommended to meet upper- division electives: ENSC 105, ENSC 107, ENSC 110, ENSC 127, ENSC 136/CHEM136, ENSC 140, ENSC 163, ENSC 165, ENSC 175, ENSC 177

  • Atmospheric Sciences

    Recommended to meet lower-division electives: CHEM 005, CHEM 08C and CHEM 08LC, CHEM 08HC and CHEM 08HLC, MATH 009C or MATH 09HC or MATH 010A; Recommended to meet upper-division electives: ENSC 103/ENTX 103, ENSC 110, ENSC 130, ENSC135/CHEM 135/ENTX 135, ENSC 136/CHEM 136, ENSC 175, ENSC 177, GEO 160

  • Environmental Toxicology

    Recommended to meet lower-division electives: BIOL 005C, CHEM 005, CHEM 008C and CHEM 08LC or CHEM 08HC and CHEM 8HLC; Recommended to meet upper- division electives: ENTX 101 required + at least 3 electives from ENSC or ENTX: ENSC 103/ENTX 103, ENSC 110, ENSC 135/CHEM 135/ENTX 135, ENSC 136/CHEM 136, ENSC 177, CBNS 150/ENTX 150, ENTX 154, BCH 100 or both BCH 110A or BCH 110HA and BCH 110B or BCH 110HB, BIOL 102 or BIOL 121, BCH 110C or BCH 110HC or BIOL 107A

  • Environmental Management

    Recommended to meet lower-division electives: BIOL 005C, GEO 001 or GEO 002, MATH 009C or MATH 09HC or MATH 010A; Recommended to meet upper-division electives: ENSC 103/ENTX 103, ENSC 110, ENSC 144, ENSC 153, ENSC 172, ENSC 174, ENSC 175, ENSC 177

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