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Environmental Courses

Required Courses 23 credit hours (in addition to Geospatial Science Core)
GEOS 241. Environmental Regulation. 3
GEOS 305. Population Geography. 3
GEOS 315. Intermediate GIS Concepts. 4
GEOS 334. Climatology 3
GEOS 335. Biogeography. 3
GEOS 425. Remote Sensing. 4
ECON 272. Natural Resources Economics or 375. Environmental Economics 3

Two chosen from among the following in consultation with adviser: 6-7
GEOS 362. Water Resources. 4
GEOS 492. Land Use. 3
GEOS 480. Seminar 3
-or-
GEOS 498. Independent Study 3

Two courses from among the following: 7-8
ANSC 361. Human Impacts on Ancient Environments.* 4
BIOL 215. Plants and Society.* 4
BIOL 216. General Zoology.* 4
BIOL 217. Flora of Virginia.* 4
BIOL 390. Conservation Biology.* 3
BIOL 392. Pollution Biology.* 4
BIOL 476. Forest and Wetland Ecology.* 4
CHEM 215. Environmental Chemistry.* 3
CHEM 324. Analytical Chemistry.* 4
CHEM 424. Instrumental Methods of Analysis.* 4
GEOL360/GEOS350. Geomorphology.* 4
GEOL 455. Engineering Geology.* 4
GEOL 474. Hydrogeology.* 4
PHSC/PHYS 301 Meteorology.* 4
PHSC 431. Energy and the Environment.* 3

B.S. Requirement 8
Eight hours of natural science in addition to core curriculum requirements.
Note: A minor in a complementary field is strongly encouraged.

* Note prerequisites as follows:
For ANSC 361, ANSC 101 is required
For BIOL 215, BIOL 131 or 232 or 4 hours of Biology
For BIOL 216, BIOL 103 or 131
For BIOL 217, 4 hours of Biology
For BIOL 390, BIOL 231 or 103, and either 104 or 105
For BIOL 392, 8 hours of Biology and 8 hours of chemistry or permission of instructor
For BIOL 476, see catalog course description
For CHEM 215, CHEM 102 or 103
For CHEM 324, CHEM 102
For CHEM 424, CHEM 102
For GEOL360/GEOS350, GEOL 105
For GEOL 455, GEOL 105, and either GEOL 100 or 106 as well as mathematics through trigonometry
For GEOL 474, GEOL 105, either GEOL 100 or 106, and MATH 151, or permission of the instructor
For PHSC/PHYS 301, PHYS 111 or 221
For PHSC 431, PHYS 112 or 222, or PHSC 122, or CHEM102.

Prerequisite requirements subject to change, please consult the latest undergraduate catalog.