Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Systems, Environmental Systems Track

Required Core Courses

The Required General Courses provide a solid background in Geosciences and other subjects. Environmental Systems include physical, biological and human systems; thus, the program incorporates course work in Biological Sciences, Physical and Social Sciences, and Mathematics. Some of these courses may satisfy General Education requirements.

GEOL 1107Real Monsters 13
GEOL 2204Fluid Earth4
GEOL 2205Solid Earth4
GEOL 2292Geosciences Careers Seminar1
GEOL 3315Evolution of the Earth's Surface4
GEOL 4403Principles of Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 4492Earth and Environmental Systems Seminar1
BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
BIOL 1102
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
BIOL 2209
General Ecology
and General Ecology Laboratory
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MATH 1147College Algebra and Trigonometry (B.A.)5
College Algebra
and Trigonometry
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3

 Environmental Systems Track Requirements

This track combines courses in the social sciences with core science courses to develop broad-based knowledge in Environmental Science, the history and practice of environmental policy, and sociological and philosophical aspects of the environment. This emphasis track will train students interested for careers related to environmental policy and management.

Required Courses:
ECON 2201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2202Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOL 3310Geologic Field Methods3
GEOL 4410Science in American Society2
HIST 4430Global Environmental History3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
or MATH 3350 Statistical Methods
PHIL 4455Environmental Ethics3
or PHIL 2250 Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 4455Environmental Politics and Policy3
Select one methods course from the following:
HIST 2291The Historian's Craft3
POLS 4453Public Policy Analysis3
SOC 3308Sociological Methods and Social Work Research3
Select three elective courses, not used to satisfy other requirements, from the following:
GEOL/HIST 4471Historical Geography of Idaho3
GLBL 3379Environment and Geography3
GLBL 4466Cultural Geography3
GLBL 4480International Parks and Protected Areas3
HIST 4432U.S. Environmental History3
POLS 2221Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 4408Urban Spaces3
POLS 4409Community Planning3
POLS 4453Public Policy Analysis3
POLS 4466Public Lands Policy3
SOC 3335Environmental Sociology3
SOC 4491Topics in Sociology3
Or other approved electives