Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Do you have a passion for protecting the environment? What about a desire for providing efficient and necessary clean water and waste disposal systems for underprivileged communities around the world? Or studying endangered species and helping maintain their natural habitats and, ultimately, their survival? CBU’s bachelor of science in environmental science is designed for students who have a desire to solve environmental challenges and be involved in their solutions.

If you are wondering what you can do with an environmental science major, whatcanidowiththismajor.com is a great resource.

An Environmental Science Minor is also available.

Why CBU?

At CBU, you will learn from professors who are dedicated to their students. You will have opportunities to work closely with faculty members, assisting with research projects. This interaction will help you in choosing a career goal that fits your strengths and helps realize your goals.

Career Opportunities

  1. Environmental Scientist/Specialist - Protect the environment and human health. May advise policymakers or work with industry to reduce waste.
  2. Environmental Conservationist - Develop ways to use land that sustains its productive capacity and enhances the environment at the same time.
  3. Environmental Quality Management - A variety of tasks having to do with air, soil, and water quality monitoring, law enforcement, and planning.
  4. Environmental Consultant - Help create, analyze, and enforce government policies designed to protect the environment from industrial hazards.
  5. Environmental Educator - Secondary Education, Community Colleges, and Colleges/Universities

Links

  1. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm
  2. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/environmental-studies-science/
  3. http://www.science.purdue.edu/careers/what_can_i_do_with_a_major/environmental_scientist.html
  4. http://www.esa.org/esa/education-and-diversity/info-for-undergraduate-students/
  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Demonstrate competency in environmental science comparable to national standards in biology.
    • Critically analyze and discuss scientific journal articles.
    • Critically analyze and discuss selected contemporary and/or controversial issues in environmental science, enabling them to be informed citizens and participants in the public debate and discourse involving these issues.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in accurately conveying scientific data both orally and in writing.
  • Career Opportunities
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Soil Scientist
    • Hazardous Waste Management
    • Air and Water Quality Management
    • Agricultural Science
    • Land & Water Conservation
    • Fishery & Wildlife Management
    • Federal/State/County/City Agent - EPA, USDA, DOE, USFS, etc.
    • Parks and Outdoor Recreational Director
    • Forestry
    • Environmental Law
    • Planning: Building/Zoning and Land Use
    • Environmental Educator: Secondary Education, Community Colleges, and Colleges/Universities
 

Environmental Science Major (63 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

BIO114 General Botany with Lab

A study of the physiology, morphology, reproduction, and a survey of the plant kingdom, including fungi, algae, liverworts, mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Emphasis will be placed on the development, reproduction and the relevance of plants to humans. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Spring)

BIO114-A
Lanphere, Jacob D.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B221
BIO114-B
Lanphere, Jacob D.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B221

BIO146 General Biology I with Lab

Topics covered include cell structure and function, genetics, reproduction and development of animal systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO146-I
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-D
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-K
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-C
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-E
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-F
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-G
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-H
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-J
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO146-C
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
05/07/2018 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

BIO148 General Biology II with Lab

Includes organismal biology of animals and plants, their behavior, ecology, evolution and adaptations. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Spring)

BIO148-B
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B112
BIO148-A
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B112
BIO148-D
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-F
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO148-E
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO148-G
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO148-A
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-B
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-C
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/10/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
07/02/2018 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

CHE115 General Chemistry I with Lab

Structure and behavior of inorganic matter and a mathematical treatment of chemical systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-J
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-C
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-D
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 F 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-K
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 123
CHE115-E
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-F
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-G
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-I
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-H
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-D
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A111
CHE115-C
Hu, Ying
01/10/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-E
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A111
CHE115-B
Hu, Ying
01/10/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-F
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A111
CHE115-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236

CHE125 General Chemistry II with Lab

A continuation of Chemistry 115, including qualitative inorganic analysis. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115. (4 units; Spring)

CHE125-B
Hu, Ying
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CHE125-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
CHE125-G
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE125-I
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124
CHE125-K
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 F 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124
CHE125-B
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
CHE125-J
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 Th 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124
CHE125-E
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE125-F
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2018 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
CHE125-D
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
CHE125-B
STAFF, STAFF
07/02/2018 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE125-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/02/2018 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236

ENV110 Intro to Enviro Science with Lab

This interdisciplinary class approach to our environment emphasizes the study of the physical, chemical, biological problems of the Earth. It includes human interactions with the environment, the impact of human development, and technology on the quality of natural resources and living organisms. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

ENV110-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112
ENV110-B
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112

MAT145 Mathematical Methods Nat Science

A calculus-based course including an introduction to derivatives and integrals, dimensional analysis, analytical geometry, trigonometry, vectors, experimental error and other topics to provide a mathematical foundation for natural science majors. Prerequisite: MAT 115, 135 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Spring)

MAT145-C
Farnham, Paul T.
01/10/2018 - Online
MAT145-B
Holderman, Charlie W.
01/10/2018 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT145-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
MAT145-A
Holderman, Charlie W.
07/02/2018 - Online

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
STA144-C
Knisley, Benjamin David
01/10/2018 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
STA144-B
Carothers, Linn E.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A110
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
STA144-A
Knisley, Benjamin David
05/07/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA
STA144-B
Knisley, Benjamin David
07/02/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

BIO302 Ecology with Lab

The study of the interrelations of plants and animals in relation to the environment. Field study and local ecology are emphasized. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: BIO 114, 143, or 146. (4 units; Spring even years)

BIO302-A
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36B

ENV360 Environmental Chemistry with Lab

Environmental Chemistry is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the key environmental problems our world faces, by exploring the chemistry of our air, water, and soil and integrating this in order to describe human and ecological exposures to chemicals in the environment. Lecture (3 units) and required laoratory (1 unit): Additional lab fee. Prerequisite(s) CHE125 & BIO146 or BIO148 (4 Units, Spring Odd)

ENV380 Environmental Science Seminar

An introduction to performing environmental science research including lectures and discussions on literature research, scientific writing, reading scientific journal articles, public speaking, Job interview and resume preparation, and professional conduct. Students make both written and oral presentations on topics in Environmental Sciences. (1 unit; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

ENV380-A
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36B

ENV390 Stewardship of the Environment

Show the effect of human on a local, regional, and global scale of biodiversity and environment. Topics include sustainability, environmental changes, alternative energy, global warming, deforestations, and environmental quality. Case studies will be used to examine environmental issues associated with a human population. Lecture (3 units). Prerequisite: ENV 110. (3 units, Fall even years)

ENV450 Envrmntl Organic Chemistry W/Lab

This course focuses on the fundamental processes that govern the fate and transport of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the natural environment. This course explores chemical and physical properties of organic contaminants, relationship for organic chemicals solubility and partitioning between the phases of interest; water, soil, air, and biota, and transformation processes. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 125 and 370. (4 units; Fall odd years)

ENV450-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 126

ENV470 Adv Environmental Science w/Lab

Explores the fundamental principles of and issues of environmental studies including the history of environmental concerns, biomes, species interactions with each other and their environment, air, water, soil and biological resources. Topics include soil science and soil as a natural resource, physical and chemical aspects of the atmosphere and water resources. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 115 and ENV110. (4 units; Spring even years)

ENV470-A
Koo, Bonjun
01/10/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Upper Division Electives

Complete 12 additional upper division units from an approved environmental science course or from the following:

BIO305 Microbiology with Lab

A general survey of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria. The study includes morphologic characteristics, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics and taxonomy of bacteria; a general survey of viruses, fungi, protozoans and algae; and microbiology of food, water, soil and industry. Mechanisms of pathogenesis and control of microorganisms of human relevance will also be introduced. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: BIO 146 or 153. Recommended: High school chemistry or CHE 102. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO305-E
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 W 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 251
BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 251
BIO305-C
Park, Hyun-Woo
09/05/2017 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/10/2018 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-C
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/10/2018 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124

BIO313 Genetics

The principles of genetics including Mendelian, nature of genetic materials, chromosome mechanics, genetic recombination, and gene action. Emphasis will be placed on the transmission of genetic factors. Prerequisite: BIO 146 (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO313-A
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-D
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-B
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-C
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
BIO313-C
Szeto, Daniel P.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Building 36 36A1
BIO313-D
Szeto, Daniel P.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 36A1
BIO313-A
Szeto, Daniel P.
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36B
BIO313-B
Szeto, Daniel P.
01/10/2018 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36B

CHE321 Analytical Chemistry with Lab

A survey of separation and quantitation principles and methods. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 125. (4 units; Fall)

CHE321-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 356

CHE470 Instrumental Analysis

This course is a study of instrumental methods of analysis including spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electrochemical techniques with emphasis on the theory, design and applications of various instruments. Lecture (2 units) and required laboratory (2 units). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 321. (4 units; Spring even years)

CHE470-A
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/10/2018 F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104

GSC310 Sustain Agricltr & Popltn Dynmcs

This course explores diverse aspects of agriculture and agriculture sustainability, primarily from various natural science perspectives. Techniques of organic and sustainable agriculture will be emphasized. This course also touches on the social, political, and economic forces that relate to farming communities, food production and distribution, and consumption. (3 units; Spring odd years)

GSC410 Social Issues & Sustainable Dev

This course will review the major social issues of the four “underdeveloped” continents (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East), and examine sustainable development practices and principles which impact those issues. Students will be introduced to the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework of 1) Social and Economic Development, 2) Natural Resources Management, 3)Stakeholders, and 4) Means of Implementation, and various other conceptual models of development. Among the pressing social issues considered include poverty due to land degradation and desertification, infrastructure in slums and refugee conditions, access to clean water, low-cost-high-safety housing, and disease prevention. (3 units; Fall odd years)

GSC410-A
Lanphere, Jacob D.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 376

SCI412 Topics Marine Science

This class deals with research projects and topics of current or historical interest which are not normally covered in other established courses. Content variable from year to year. Prerequisite: BIO 148. (1-4 units)

SCI412-A
Lanphere, Jacob D.
10/14/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Yeager Center OTHR
SCI412-A
Lanphere, Jacob D.
04/07/2018 Sa 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Yeager Center OTHR
SCI412-B
Lanphere, Jacob D.
04/14/2018 Sa 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Yeager Center OTHR