Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 68

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MATH 226 Calculus I 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment 3
GEOG 102 The Human Environment 3
GEOG 160 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
 Units13
Third Semester
Select One: 3
The World of Plants  
Animal Diversity  
Principles of Ecology  
GEOG 205 Geographic Techniques 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
CHEM 180 Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment 3
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution 3
GEOG 500GW Physical and Human Dimensions of Climate Change - GWAR 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
GEOG 421 Future Environments 3
Major Environmental Science Electives (12 Units Total) 4 3-4
Major Environmental Management Electives (12 Units Total) 5 3-4
Major Analytical Methods Electives (8 Units Total) 6 3-4
 Units15
Seventh Semester
GEOG 603 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
Major Environmental Science Electives (12 Units Total) 4 3-4
Major Environmental Management Electives (12 Units Total) 5 3-4
Major Analytical Methods Electives (8 Units Total) 6 3-4
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15-18
Eighth Semester
GEOG 690 Senior Seminar in Geography and Environmental Science 3
Major Environmental Science Electives (12 Units Total) – Take Two 4 6-7
Major Environmental Management Electives (12 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6-7
 Units15-17
 Total Units120-125