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Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Suggested Degree Pathway for Environmental Science - Environmental Geoscience Option

For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2018.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL), (STEM)3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)14
ENVI.1010Environmental Science Seminar (IL)1
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)53

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II (SCL)3
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab (SCL)1
MATH.1320Calculus II4
ENVI.1020Envir. Problems Seminar1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)53

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENVI.2010Earth & Env. Systems I3
ENVI.2030LEarth & Env. Systems Lab I (CTPS), (QL)1
GEOL.3070Earth Materials I43
GEOL.3090Earth Materials I Lab41
PHYS.1030General Physics I3
PHYS.1030LGeneral Physics I Lab1
MATH.xxxxMathematics Elective23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENVI.2020Earth & Env. Systems II (QL)3
ENVI.2040LEarth & Env. Systems Lab II (CTPS)1
GEOL.3080Earth Materials II43
GEOL.3100LEarth Materials II Lab41
PHYS.1040General Physics II3
PHYS.1040LGeneral Physics II Lab1
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
BIOL.1110Principles of Biology I3
BIOL.1170LExperimental Biology I1
GEOL.3190Surface Processes43
GEOL.3210LSurface Processes Lab41
GEOL.3150Envir. Geochemistry (WOC), (AIL)4
xxxx.xxxxScience Elective33

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
BIOL.1120Principles of Biology II3
BIOL.1180LExperimental Biology II1
GEOL.3310Earth History43
GEOL.3330LEarth History Lab41
xxxx.xxxxScience Elective33

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
BIOL.3150Principles of Ecology3
BIOL.3170LPrinciples of Ecology Lab2
ENVI.3010GIS Earth & Envir. Sci.3
xxxx.xxxxScience Elective34
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
xxxx.xxxxScience Elective34
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
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.
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 policy 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.


Course#Course NameCredits
GEOL.3040Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology3
GEOL.3060LIgneous and Metamorphic Petrology Laboratory1
GEOL.3220Structural Geology3
GEOL.3240LStructural Geology Laboratory1
GEOL.3410Environmental and Engineering Geology3
GEOL.3520Sedimentation and Stratigraphy3
GEOL.3540LSedimentation and Stratigraphy Laboratory1
GEOL.4560Applied Geophysics3
GEOL.4950Honors Research Geology3
GEOL.5100Glacial and Pleistocene Geology3


Course#Course NameCredits
BIOL.3030LMicrobiology Laboratory1
BIOL.3220LBotany Laboratory1
BIOL.4230Biology of Global Change3


Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.2210Organic Chemistry IA3
CHEM.2290LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory IA1
CHEM.2220Organic Chemistry IIA3
CHEM.2300LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory IIA1
CHEM.3130Analytical Chemistry I3
CHEM.3150LAnalytical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM.3140Analytical Chemistry II3
CHEM.3160LAnalytical Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM.3460LPhysical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM.3450Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM.3470LPhysical Chemistry Laboratory II1

Last updated: 5/17/2018