Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies: Concentration in Natural Resource Management and Conservation Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II and Stretch English

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 58

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 104 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch I 1 3
ENVS 130 Environmental Studies (Major Core, ES) 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
Second Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (Major Core) 5
Select One (Major Core): 3-5
General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry  
Chemistry for Energy and the Environment (B1, B3, ES)  
ENG 105 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch II (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 3
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Core) 5
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
Fourth Semester
ENVS 224 Research Methods for Environmental Studies (Major Core) 4
Physical Environment - Select One (Major Elective): 3
Environmental Geology (B1, B3, ES)  
Our Physical Environment (Prerequisite for GEOG 657 and many upper-division GEOG courses, B1, ES)  
GE Area C - Take Two 6
GE Area D 3
Fifth Semester
ENVS 680 Environmental Studies Internship (Major Core) 1-3
Ecology - Select One (Major Elective) 5 3-4
Biodiversity - Select One (Major Elective) 6 3-5
GE Area F ± 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Sixth Semester
BIOL 530 Conservation Biology (Major Core) 3
ENVS 450GW Environmental Law and Policy - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Sustainability and Social Justice - Select One (Major Elective) 7 3-4
Global/International - Select One (Major Elective): 3-4
Global Environmental Crisis (ES, GP, SJ)  
Climate Politics and Policy (ES, GP)  
Climate Change Adaptation and Justice  
International Political Economy of Food and Hunger  
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Seventh Semester
Tools/Techniques - Select One (Major Elective): 3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
Environmental Impact Analysis  
Land-Use Planning  
Resources - Select One (Major Elective) 8 3-4
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 4
Eighth Semester
ENVS 690 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (Major Core) 3
GEOG/ENVS 657 Natural Resource Management: Biotic Resources (Major Core) 4
Resource Policy and Techniques - Select One (Major Elective) 9 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 7
 Total Units120-132