Environmental Science Minor

This environmental science minor is for students who have a desire to solve environmental challenges and be involved in their solutions. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is projected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists. It’s a great time to study environmental science!

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.esa.org/esa/education-and-diversity/info-for-undergraduate-students/

Lower Division Requirements

BIO146 General Biology I with Lab
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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-B
Koo, Bonjun
05/08/2017 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
BIO146-J
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-K
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-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 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-I
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 T 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-C
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 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-D
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112

CHE115 General Chemistry I with Lab
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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-B
Tsai, Jones
05/08/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
05/08/2017 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236
CHE115-A
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-B
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-E
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-G
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-H
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-J
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-F
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A110

ENV110 Intro to Enviro Science with Lab
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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

Upper Division Requirements

Twelve (12) units from the following

BIO302 Ecology with Lab
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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)

ENV360 Environmental Chemistry with Lab
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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
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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)

ENV390 Stewardship of the Environment
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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)

ENV400 Special Topics in Envrnmntl Sci
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Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of Environmental Science. Topic varies for different semesters. May be repeated for credit with change in topic for a maximum of eight (8) units. (1-4 units; As offered)

ENV400L Special Tpcs in Envrnmtl Sci Lab
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This laboratory course will be offered in conjunction with the special topics course to provide instruction with hands on experience. Topic varies for different semesters. May be repeated once for credit with change in topic. (1 unit; As offered)

ENV450 Envrmntl Organic Chemistry W/Lab
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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
07/03/2017 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B259
ENV450-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/05/2017 W 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

ENV470 Adv Environmental Science w/Lab
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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)

SCI412 Topics Marine Science
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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.
09/05/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Yeager Center OTHR