Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Environmental Science and Studies

Environmental Geographic Analysis Track

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with a concentration in Geographical Analysis requires 71-74 units. Students select this track if their primary interest is in environmental planning or sustainable development. In this course of study, students will be looking at the spatial relationships between natural systems and the built environment. Students graduating from this track are prepared to work as GIS analysts, in resource management and planning agencies in the public or private sector, or continue to graduate school.

Required Coursework

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, one upper-level and one lower-level course in both Political Science and Economics.
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles(3 units)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units)
POSC 103 American National Government (3 units)
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)
Geography Requirements (13 units)

Students complete all the following courses:

GEOG 221 Map Interpretation (3 units)
GEOG 232 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3 units)
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3 units)
Electives (6-7 units)
Students also complete two additional elective courses-- one from any Environmental Studies track and one from any Environmental Science or Environmental Studies track.


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. Christopher Salice at

Geographical Analysis Map

Students select the Environmental Geographic Analysis track if their interests are in the application of GIS and other geographical tools to addressing environmental problems.





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