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Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies is a liberal arts degree designed to impart students with the practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate environmental problems and issues and provide applied solutions. The major is decidedly interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the underlying natural processes relating to the environment and understanding and employing the scientific method.

Degree Requirements

 

1.         Successful completion of the General Education Program of the College of the Pacific - at least 42 units.

2.         Completion of College BA language requirement: One year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

3.         Successful completion of major courses following the formula in this list:

One course in Chemistry:

CHEM 23   Elements of Chemistry

CHEM 25   General Chemistry

Two of the following in Biological Sciences courses:

BIOL 35   Environment: Concepts and Issues

BIOL 41   Introduction to Biology

BIOL 51   Principles of Biology

BIOL 61   Principles of Biology

BIOL 74   Biology of Insects

BIOL 77   Marine Birds and Mammals

BIOL 76   Marine Biology

BIOL 77   Marine Birds and Mammals

BIOL 79   California Flora

GEOS 43   Environmental Science for Informed Citizens

One of the following Earth Science courses:

GEOS 51   Dynamic Planet

GEOS 53   Earth & Life Through Time

GEOS 61   Geology of California

GEOS 65   Regional Geology

Two of the following Environmental Policy courses:

CIVL 171  Water and Environmental Policy

ECON 157  Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

GEOS 45   Soil, Water, and War

HIST 136   American Environmental History

INTL 174  Global Environmental Policy

SOCI 93   Environment and Society

Two of the following Humanities courses:

ENGL 126   Environment and Literature

HIST 52   John Muir's World

PHIL 35   Environmental Ethics

One course in Statistics:

MATH 35   Elementary Statistical Inference

MATH 37   Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Experiential Learning:

GEOS 187   Internship

GEOS 197   Undergraduate Research

Concentration:  (Biology, Geology, or Policy)

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Biology: Concentration

BIOL 051        Principles of Biology

BIOL 061        Principles of Biology

BIOL 175        Ecology

or BIOL 176 Ecology and Conservation Biology

Two of the following organismal classes:

BIOL 074        Biology of Insects

BIOL 076        Marine Biology

BIOL 077        Marine Birds and Mammals

BIOL 079        California Flora

BIOL 130        Plant Kingdom

BIOL 151        Parisitology

BIOL 193        Fishes of California

Geosciences Concentration

In addition to the two GEOS courses taken for the core, choose three of the following:

GEOS 102       Spatial Analysis and GIS

GEOS 103       Global Change

GEOS 106       Earth Materials and the Environment

GEOS 114       Structural Geology

GEOS 142       Geochemistry

GEOS 144       Geomorphology

GEOS 148       Hydrogeology

Policy Concentration

In addition to the two policy courses taken for the core, choose three of the following

CIVL 171        Water and Environmental Policy

ECON 157        Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

GEOS 045       Soil, Water, and War

HIST 136        American Environmental History

INTL 174        Global Environmental Policy

POLS 119       Government in Action:  Public Policy Analysis

POLS 193       Comparative Environmental Policy

SOCI 111        Environment and Society