Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Environmental Science and Studies

Directed Environmental Students on a field trip. Studies Track

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with a Directed Environmental Studies track requires 70-74 units. Students select this track if their environmental interest is broad and they wish to interweave several perspectives. All students selecting this track should, after consulting their academic advisers, develop a coherent course of study that includes their electives. Students completing this track are prepared for a wide range of potential career paths depending upon the specific electives they select.

Required Courses

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (22-24 units)

BIOL 201 Cellular Biology and Genetics (4 units)
BIOL 202 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4 units)
CHEM 104 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (4 units)
GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4 units)
One of the following:
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4 units)
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3 units)
One of the following:
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3 units)
MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics (4 units)
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 units)
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 units)
     
Advanced Writing (3 units)
One of the following:
ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3 units)
ENVS 337 The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3 units)
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (3 units)
     
Environmental Geography, Ethics and Health (12 units)
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3 units)
HLTH 451 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units)
PHIL 255 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
 
Economics and Political Science (12 units)
Students complete two, two-course sequences consisting of one lower-level and one upper-level course in both Economics and Political Science.
ECON 201 Microeconomics Principles (3 units)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
     or
ECON 376 Natural Resources Economics (3 units)
POSC 103 American National Government (3 units)
     or
POSC 207 State Government (3 units)
POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3 units)
     
Applications (3 units)
One of the following:
ENVS 482 Environmental Research (3 units)
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3 units)
ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3 units)
 
Electives (18-20units)
Students complete 15-16 units selected from the list below and one additional elective (3-5 units) from any Environmental Science and Studies track.
BIOL
306
Human Ecology and Sustainability (3 units)
ECON
325
Economic Development (3 units)
ECON
337
Public Finance (3 units)
ECON
351
Urban Economics (3 units)
ECON
375
Environmental Economics (3 units) (if not taken as part of required coursework)
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units) (if not taken as part of required coursework)
ECON 470-9 Topics in Economics  (need approval of program director)
ENVS 471 Independent Study in Environmental Science and Studies (1-3 units)
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Map (3 units)
GEOG 232 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
GEOG 317 Energy Resources (3 units)
GEOG 319 Soils and Vegetation (3 units)
GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (3 units) (if not taken as part of required coursework)
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3 units)
     or
SOCI 329 Demography (3 units)
GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3 units)
GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3 units)
GEOG 411 Studies in Natural Hazards (3 units)
GEOG 413 Severe and Hazardous Weather (3 units)
GEOG 414 GIS Application (3 units)
GEOG 415 Geographical Aspects of Pollution (3 units)
GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3 units)
GEOG 470-9 Selected Topics in Geography (3 units) (only with approval of program director)
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3 units)
GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3 units)
GEOG 495 Directed Readings (3 units)  (only with approval of program director)
GEOG 496 Independent Research (3 units)  (only with approval of program director)
GEOG 470-9 Selected Topics in Geography (3 units) (only with approval of program director)
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3 units)
HLTH 435 Epidemiological Basis of Disease and Environmental Health(3 units)
HLTH 491 Health Directed Readings(3 units) (only with approval of program director)
PHIL 319 Science, Technology and Values (3 units)
PHIL 380 Philosophical Topics: Eco-Philosophy (3 units)
POSC 305 Urban Government (3 units)
POSC 375 Public Administration (3 units)
POSC 470-9 Special Topics in Political Science (3 units) (only with approval of program director)
POSC 481 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3 units)
     or                        
POSC 488 Seminar: Selected topics in Public Policy (3 units)
PSYC 341 Environmental Psychology (3 units)
SOCI 329 Demography (3 units)
WMST 345 Women, Development and the Environment (3 units)
 

 


Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
E-mail: Dr. Ryan Casey at racasey@towson.edu



 

 

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