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    For students entering in 2023-24
Environmental Science & Policy (B.S.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Environmental Science & Policy (B.S.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major and not meant to replace regular academic advising.
  • The plan is flexible and can be changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with an academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and 69-75 major-specific credits to earn a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy.
  • Transfer students and those seeking second majors should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, contact schmidcollege@chapman.edu.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.

Year 1

Fall Semester (10 credits for major)

  • FFC 100B - First Year Foundations: Grand Challenges in Science and Engineering (3 credits)
  • ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)
  • CHEM 140 - General Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 140L - General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

Spring Semester (12 credits for major)

  • ENV 102 - Introduction to Environmental Policy (3 credits)
  • CHEM 150 - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • CHEM 150L - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)
  • SCI 150 - Grand Challenges in Science and Engineering I (1 credit)
  • BIOL 205 - Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II), Lecture and Laboratory (4 credits)

 

 


 

Year 2

Fall Semester (10-14 credits for major)

  • MATH 110 - Single Variable Calculus I (3 credits)
  • ENV 111 - Physical Geology, Lecture and Laboratory (4 credits) [if not taking ENV 112]
  • ENV 201 - Introduction to Environmental Justice (3 credits)
  • ECON 200 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • SCI 200 - Grand Challenges in Science and Engineering II (1 credit)

Spring Semester (11-12 credits for major)

  • ENV 112 - Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change (3 credits)
  • ENV 205 - Seminar Series (1 credit)
  • SCI 250 - Grand Challenges in Science and Engineering III (1 credit)
  • MATH 303 - Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • ENV 310 - Geographic Information Systems, Lecture and Laboratory (4 credits) or ENV 375 - Public Policy Process (3 credits)

 



Year 3

Fall Semester (10-15 credits for major)

  • PHYS 107 - General Physics for the Life Sciences I, Lecture and Laboratory (4 credits)
  • ENV 374 - Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credits)
  • Upper-division elective(s) (3-8 credits)

Spring Semester (6-12 credits for major)

  • ENV 310 - Geographic Information Systems, Lecture and Laboratory (4 credits) or ENV 375 Public Policy Process (3 credits)
  • Upper-division elective(s) (3-8 credits)

 


 

Year 4

Fall Semester (6-11 credits for major)

  • ENV 330 - Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow (3 credits)
  • Upper-division elective(s) (3-8 credits)

Spring Semester (6-11 credits for major)

  • ENV 498 - Environmental Problem Solving: Senior Capstone and Seminar (3 credits)
  • Upper-division elective(s) 3-8 credits

  

 

Chapman Catalog

Environmental Science & Policy (B.S.)


View all requirements, courses, and electives and elective groups on the Environmental Science & Policy (B.S.) catalog page.