Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Environmental Science and Studies

Environmental Biology Research in the field gives students hands on experience. Track

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with an Environmental Biology track requires 72-83 units. Students select this track if their primary interest is in the ecological components of natural systems. Students graduating from this area are prepared for graduate programs, or careers in environmental consulting, environmental monitoring, restoration ecology, conservation biology, environmental compliance, watershed protection and other similar fields.

Required Courses

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (39-46 units)
BIOL    201 Cellular Biology and Genetics (4 units)
BIOL    202 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4 units)

CHEM

CHEM

110

or

131, 131L

General Chemistry I (4 units)

General Chemistry (3 units Lec, 1 unit Lab)

CHEM

CHEM

111

or

132, 132L

General Chemistry II (4 units)

General Chemistry (3 units Lec, 1 unit Lab

GEOL   121 Physical Geology (4 units)
One of the following:
BIOL    205 General Botany (4 units)
BIOL    207 General Zoology (4 units)
One of the following:
BIOL    310 Conservation Biology (4 units)
BIOL    402 General Ecology (4 units)
BIOL    435 Plant Ecology (4 units)
One of the following:
CHEM   330 Essentials of Organic Chemistry (5)
CHEM 331-332 Organic Chemistry I, II (5,5)

One of the following:

MATH    119 Pre-Calculus (4 units)
MATH   211 Calculus for Applications (3 units)

One of the following:

MATH    231 Basic Statistics (3 units)
MATH    237 Elementary Biostatistics (4 units)
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 units)
ECON   205

Statistics for Business and Economics (3 units)

 
   
Social Sciences/Humanities (18 units)
One of the following Advanced Writing Courses:
ENGL  318 Advanced Informational Writing (3 units)
ENVS   337 The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3 units)
One of the following:
HLTH   451 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units)
PHIL    255 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
Two, two-course sequences: [2, 6-unit sequences—an upper-level and a lower-level course in the same discipline—from two disciplines]
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3 units)
ECON   375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
        or
ECON   376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units)
GEOG   101 Physical Geography (3 units)
GEOG   410 Environmental Geography (3 units)
POSC   103 American National Government (3 units)
        or
POSC   207 State Government (3 units)
POSC   421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3 units)
 
   

Applications (3 units)

One of the following:
ENVS   482 Environmental Research (3 units)
ENVS   485 Environmental Internship (3 units)
ENVS   491 Senior Seminar (3 units)
 

Electives (13-16 units)

Three courses from the following list and one additional upper-level course from any of the Environmental Science and Studies tracks:
BIOL   309 Genetics (4 units)
BIOL   310** Conservation Biology (4 units)
BIOL   315 Medical Microbiology (4 units)
BIOL   325 Environmental Animal Physiology (4 units)
BIOL   341 Fresh Water Algae (4 units)
BIOL 347 Marine Biology (3 units)
BIOL   353 Invertebrate Zoology (4 units)
BIOL   402** General Ecology (4 units)
BIOL   406 Limnology (4 units)
BIOL   432 Vascular Plant Taxonomy (4 units)
BIOL   435** Plant Ecology (4 units)
BIOL 436 Plant Physiology (4 units)
BIOL 446 Tropical Ecology and Conservation (3 units)
       or
BIOL 447 Tropical Field Ecology (4 units)
BIOL 452 Wetlands Ecology (4 units)
BIOL   455 Fish Biology (4 units)
BIOL   456 Ornithology (4 units)
BIOL   458 Mammology (4 units)
BIOL   461 Entomology (4 units)
BIOL   467 Herpetology (4 units)
CHEM   480 Chemical Toxicology (3 units)
**One of the two ecology courses, not taken as "required," can be used as an elective.
  


Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
E-mail: Dr. Christopher Salice at csalice@towson.edu



 

 

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