Undergraduate Environmental Sciences Program

Course Requirements

Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences

Course Requirements

(See also: Prerequisite Map)

Cook College General Curriculum Requirements

The total required credits for graduation is 116-120.

Proficiency in the Environmental Sciences:

All Students will complete the following required courses for graduation.

01:119:115-116 General Biology (4,4) (Note the lab 01:119:117 is not required)
01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)
01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)
11:375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Science (3)
11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Science (3)
11:375:203 Physical Principles of Environmental Science (3)
11:375:303 Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3)
11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (2)
11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2)
11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)
11:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or 01:750:203-204 General Physics (3,3)
01:960:211 Statistics I (3) or equivalent

Also, students are encouraged, but not required, to take 11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues.  This fulfills your Political Processes SEBS requirement, and is a pre-requisite for 11:374:460 Environmental Law and Policy I (which is required for the Applied Environmental Science option and encouraged for everyone else).

Each Environmental Science student will complete the requirements for one of the following options.

Environmental Science Options:

(Which option is right for me?)

Option 1. Environmental Science

Required Courses
01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4) OR
01:375:209 Elements of Organic Chemistry (3) and 11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3) 

NOTE that 307-308 is often required for admission to graduate programs.
01:640:1__ - 1__ CALC1 and CALC2 (4,4)

 

At least four of the following courses:

11:375:346 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)

11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)

11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)

11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)

11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)

11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)

 

 

At least 2 of the following technical elective courses:

Additional courses from the six listed above, or:

11:115:301 Introductory Biochemistry (3)

01:160:323-324 Physical Chemistry (3,3) or 01:160:327-328 Physical Chemistry (4,4)

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Water Waste Treatment (3)

11:375:307 Elements of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)

11:375:322 Energy Technology & Environment (3)

11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3) (if not used to fulfill Organic Chemistry requirement)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:424 Air Sampling Techniques (3)

11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)

11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)

11:375:454 Soil Biological Processes (3)

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

 

Option 2. Applied Environmental Science

Required Courses
01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3) or 01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry 4,4) [Recommended for those considering graduate study]
11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
11:375:307 Elements of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
11:374:460 Environmental Law and Policy I - Nature, Law and Society (3)
11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3) or 11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)
01:640:1__ Calc I (4)
11:680:390 General Microbiology (4) or equivalent

Electives: All students will complete at least 9 credits of electives in one of the following concentrations

Concentration in Pollution Science

11:375:322 Energy Technology & Environment (3)

11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)

11:375:424 Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques(3)

11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)

11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)

11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology or 11:375:453 Soil Ecology I (3) if not taken above

01:640:1__ CALC2 (4)

 

Concentration in Environmental Health

11:375:301 The Environment and Health (3)

11:375:336 Occupational and Community Noise Control (3)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3)* or 10:832:335 Epidemiology (3)*

11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3)*

11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)*

11:375:421 Air Pollution

11:375:424 Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques(3)

11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)

11:375:435 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3)

11:375:455,456 Internship in Public Health (2,2)*

*Required for NJ License examination for sanitarians

 

Concentration in Environmental Science Policy

11:372:231 Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3) or 10:975:306 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning (3)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3)

11:374:301 Environment and Development (3)

11:374:313 Environmental Policy and Institutions (3)

11:374:315 International Environmental Policy (3)

11:374:322 Environmental Behavior (3)

11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3)

01:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3) or 01:790:341 Public Administration: American Bureaucracy (3) or 01:790:342 Public Administration: Policy Making (3)

01:790:362 International Law (3)

 

Option 3. Environmental Health

Required Courses:
01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3) or 160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)
01:640:1__ Calc I (4)
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3) (ENOH 0594 Environmental & Occupational Toxicology (3)-BS/MPH students, B.S. students by permission)
11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
11:375:307 Elements of Solid Waste Management (3)
11:119:131 Microbiology for the Health Sciences (3)
11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3) or 10:832:335 Epidemiology (3) (PHCO 0502 Principles & Methods of Epidemiology (3)-BS/MPH students)
11:375:406 Public Health Practice & Administration (3) or 10:832:334 Public Health Administration (3)

Electives (9 credits from following list):


11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
11:374:460 Environmental Law and Policy I - Nature, Law and Society (3)
11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)
11:375:424 Air Sampling Techniques (3)
11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)
11:375:455,456 Environmental Health Internship (2)
ENOH 0563 Ecological Risk Assessment (3)-BS/MPH students, B.S. students by permission
PHCO 0503 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)--BS/MPH students, B.S. students by permission
ENOH 0699 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3) -BS/MPH students, B.S. students by permission
01:640:1__ Calc 2 (4)
11:375:399 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (1.5)

 

 


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