Suggested Degree Pathway for Environmental Science - Environmental Geoscience Option

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL), (STEM) 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH)1 4
ENVI.1010 Environmental Science Seminar (IL) 1
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)5 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II (SCL) 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
ENVI.1020 Envir. Problems Seminar 1
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)5 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENVI.2010 Earth & Env. Systems I 3
ENVI.2030L Earth & Env. Systems Lab I (CTPS), (QL) 1
GEOL.3070 Earth Materials I4 3
GEOL.3090 Earth Materials I Lab4 1
PHYS.1030 General Physics I 3
PHYS.1030L General Physics I Lab 1
MATH.xxxx Mathematics Elective2 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENVI.2020 Earth & Env. Systems II (QL) 3
ENVI.2040L Earth & Env. Systems Lab II (CTPS) 1
GEOL.3080 Earth Materials II4 3
GEOL.3100L Earth Materials II Lab4 1
PHYS.1040 General Physics II 3
PHYS.1040L General Physics II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.1110 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL.1170L Experimental Biology I 1
GEOL.3190 Surface Processes4 3
GEOL.3210L Surface Processes Lab4 1
GEOL.3150 Envir. Geochemistry (WOC), (AIL) 4
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective3 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.1120 Principles of Biology II 3
BIOL.1180L Experimental Biology II 1
GEOL.3310 Earth History4 3
GEOL.3330L Earth History Lab4 1
GEOL.3140 Hydrogeology 3
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective3 3
Total 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.3150 Principles of Ecology 3
BIOL.3170L Principles of Ecology Lab 2
ENVI.3010 GIS Earth & Envir. Sci. 3
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective3 4
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective3 4
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 16
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Calculus IA + Calculus IB = Calculus I
2Mathematics elective selected with written approval of adviser.
3Science electives are listed below. Courses can be selected from biology, chemistry, and the geosciences.
4Courses offered alternate years.
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The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside the EEAS major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Science Electives (12 - 20 credits)

Four courses are selected in consultation with the academic adviser. Courses that can be used for these electives are listed below.

Geoscience

Course# Course Name Cr.
GEOL.3040 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEOL.3060L Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Laboratory 1
GEOL.3220 Structural Geology 3
GEOL.3240L Structural Geology Laboratory 1
GEOL.3410 Environmental and Engineering Geology 3
GEOL.3520 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 3
GEOL.3540L Sedimentation and Stratigraphy Laboratory 1
GEOL.4560 Applied Geophysics 3
GEOL.4950 Honors Research Geology 3
GEOL.5010 Paleoclimatology 3
GEOL.5100 Glacial and Pleistocene Geology 3

Biology

Course# Course Name Cr.
BIOL.3010 Microbiology 3
BIOL.3030L Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIOL.3200 Botany 3
BIOL.3220L Botany Laboratory 1
BIOL.4230 Biology of Global Change 3

Chemistry

Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry IA 3
CHEM.2290L Organic Chemistry Laboratory IA 1
CHEM.2220 Organic Chemistry IIA 3
CHEM.2300L Organic Chemistry Laboratory IIA 1
CHEM.3130 Analytical Chemistry I 3
CHEM.3150L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHEM.3140 Analytical Chemistry II 3
CHEM.3160L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHEM.3440 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM.3460L Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHEM.3450 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM.3470L Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1

Last updated: 10/13/2017