B.A. Earth and Environmental Systems, Environmental Systems Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. Earth and Environmental Systems, Environmental Systems Concentration.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1147 or MATH 1143 and MATH 11443
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101, BIOL 1101L and CHEM 11118
Objective 6 - ECON 2201 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits38

Major Requirements

Core Courses
The required Core 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 2204Fluid Earth4
GEOL 2205Solid Earth4
GEOL 3392Geosciences Careers Seminar1
GEOL 3315Evolution of the Earth's Surface4
GEOL 4403Principles of Geographic Information Systems3
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 1147Precalculus (B.A.)5
Precalculus I: Algebra
and Precalculus II: Trigonometry
Environmental Systems Concentration Requirements
This concentration 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.
ECON 2201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2202Principles of Microeconomics3
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:3
Introduction to Research
Public Policy Analysis
Sociological Methods and Social Work Research
Select 4 elective courses, not used to satisfy other requirements, from the following:12
Geologic Field Methods
Historical Geography of Idaho
U.S. Environmental History
Introduction to International Relations
Urban Spaces
Community Planning
Public Policy Analysis
Environmental Sociology
Topics in Sociology
Or other approved electives.

 ENGL 3307 Professional and Technical Writing is recommended for all students.

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education38
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)57
Upper Division Free Electives12
Free Electives13
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)