Program of Study

If you are interested in the Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, you should begin by visiting the College of Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center (http://www.utsa.edu/cosuac/). There are Centers at both the 1604 and Downtown Campuses.

1604 Location:

The Science Building is #7 on the Campus Map
SB 2.01.08 (2nd floor of Science Building)
Phone: (210) 458-4045
Fax: (210) 458-4044

Downtown Campus:

BV 1.306 1st floor of Buena Vista Building
http://www.utsa.edu/maps/downtown/

Phone: (210) 458-2550
Fax: (210) 458-2575

 

If you have other questions about the degree, you can contact the Undergraduate Advisor of Record for this degree, Janis K. Bush (janis.bush@utsa.edu)

 

THE DEGREE PLAN

The degree is designed to allow students to concentrate in one of three specialties - Biosphere, Chemosphere, or Geosphere. There are 42 credit hours of core requirements, 38 credit hours of required environmental sciences courses, 29-30 credit hours of required courses outside of environmental sciences, 10-12 credit hours of elective support work, and 15 hours of elective hours to be chosen in the area of specialty -  the Biosphere, Chemosphere, or  Geosphere. Click Here to download a degree plan for the BS Degree in Environmental Sciences. The following is a suggested list of courses for these elective courses.

Biosphere

BIO 2313        Genetics

BIO 2322        Genetics Laboratory

BIO 3003        Intro to Marine Biology

BIO 3063        Invertebrate Biology

BIO 3103        Biotechnology

BIO 3213        Animal Behavior

BIO 3263        The Woody Plants

BIO 3273        Biology of Flowering Plants

BIO 3323        Evolution

BIO 3343        Plant Sciences

BIO 3351        Plant Sciences Laboratory

BIO 3413        General Physiology

BIO 3422        General Physiology Laboratory

BIO 3513        Biochemistry

BIO 3522        Biochemistry Laboratory

BIO 3813        Cellular Biology

BIO 3822        Cellular Biology Laboratory

BIO 4033        Conservation Biology

BIO 4053        Wildlife Biology

BIO 4063        Ornithology

BIO 4083        Entomology

BIO 4203        Plant Ecology

BIO 4221        Plant Ecology Laboratory

BIO 4233        Field Biology

BIO 4241        Field Biology Laboratory

BIO 4333        Population Genetics

BIO 4253        Comparative Animal Physiology

BIO 4603        Plant Physiology

BIO 4611        Plant Physiology Laboratory

BIO 4643        Medicinal Plants

BIO 4663        Plant Development

ES 4063         Global Positioning System (GPS) Mapping

ES 4093         Remote Sensing

ES 4193         Field-Based Inquiry

ES 4203         Environmental Assessment

ES 4911-3     Independent Study

ES 4651-3     Special Studies in Environmental Sciences
 

Chemosphere

CHE 2303      Organic Chemistry II

CHE 2342      Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHE 3103      Analytical Chemistry

CHE 3204      Thermodynamics

CHE 3212      Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CHE 3224      Kinetics and Quantum Theory

CHE 3264      Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 4103      Instrumental Analysis

CHE 4243      Organic Chemistry III

CHE 4253      Spectroscopy

CHE 4263      Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 4383      Introduction to Mass Spectrometry

CHE 4503      Biochemistry or BIO 3513    Biochemistry

CHE 4603      Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Natural Products

CHE 4911-3  Independent Study

CHE 4953      Special Studies in Chemistry

ES 4911-3     Independent Study

ES 4651-3     Special Studies in Environmental Science

 

Geosphere

GEO 3063     Paleontology

GEO 3071     Paleontology Laboratory

GEO 3083     Startigraphy

GEO 3091     Startigraphy Laboratory

GEO 3103     Structural Geology

GEO 3111     Structural Geology Laboratory

GEO 3113     Geologic Field Investigations

GEO 3123     Sedimentary Geology

GEO 3131     Sedimentary Geology Laboratory

GEO 3143     Economic Geology

GEO 3151     Economic Geology Laboratory

GEO 3163     Oceanography

GEO 3203     Rocks and Minerals

GEO 3211     Rocks and Minerals Laboratory

GEO 3323     Global Tectonism and Geologic Processes

GEO 3331     Global Tectonism and Geologic Processes Laboratory

GEO 3374     Geochemistry

GEO 3383     General Geophysics

GEO 4023     Engineering Geology

GEO 4063     Principles of Environmental Geology

GEO 4113     Geomorphology

GEO 4121     Geomorphology Laboratory

GEO 4623     Ground-Water Hydrology

GEO 4911-3  Independent Study

GEO 4946     Field Geology

GEO 4651-3  Special Studies in Environmental Science

ES 4053         Advanced Geographical Information Systems

ES 4063         Global Positioning System (GPS) Mapping

ES 4083         Advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) Mapping

ES 4093         Remote Sensing

ES 4193         Field-Based Inquiry

ES 4203         Environmental Assessment

ES 4911-3     Independent Study

ES 4651-3     Special Studies in Environmental Science

 

 

Click Here to download a degree plan for the BS Degree in Environmental Science.

 

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College of Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center http://www.utsa.edu/cosuac/

Department of Earth and Environmental Science
4.03.30 SB  (210) 458-4455