Graduation Requirements

NOTE: These are the new graduation requirements adopted in 2016. For the old requirements, click here.
(See also: Prerequisite Map) (Word file)
SEBS Core Curriculum Requirements

Students who entered the environmental science major prior to 2016 can choose to graduate under the 2016 requirements. The 2016 requirements were designed to be more flexible, and therefore most students will find it advantageous to graduate under them. For details on how to switch to the 2016 version of the program in degree navigator, consult your academic advisor.

Environmental Science major

All students must take

  • 119:115 General Biology I and 116 General Biology II OR 119:103 Principles of Biology
  • 750:193 Physics for the Sciences I and 194 Physics for the Sciences II OR
    750:203 General Physics I and 204 General Physics II
  • 160:161 General Chemistry I and 162 General Chemistry II and 171 Introduction to Experimentation
  • 375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences
  • 375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences
  • 375:203 Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences
  • 375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
  • Calculus 1 (640:135 or equiv)
  • 216:351 Principles of Ecology
  • 160:307 Organic Chemistry I and 308 Organic Chemistry II OR 160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry

2 of the following 3 courses:

  • 375:303 Numerical Methods in Environmental Science
  • 960:211 Statistics I
  • 372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics

One lab course from:

  • 375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory?
  • 375:360 Soils and Water?
  • 375:424 Air Sampling Techniques

Experience based education: 3 credits from the following

  • 375:487
  • 375:488
  • 375:497
  • 375:498
  • 375:455 Internship in Environmental Health
  • 375:456 Internship in Environmental Health
  • 015:497 George H. Cook Scholars Program
  • 015:498 George H. Cook Scholars Program
  • 902:300 SEBS Internship I
  • 902:301 SEBS Internship II
  • 902:400 SEBS Coop
  • 374:481 Raritan Scholars
  • 117:488–489 Bioresources Engineering Design I – Bioresources Engineering Design II

Students must select from one of three options:

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Required courses:

  • 375:423 Fate and Transport
  • Calculus 2 (640:136 or equiv)

And 3 courses from:

  • 375:302 Water and WW Treatment
  • 375:453 Soil Ecology
  • 375:411 Environmental Microbiology
  • 375:340 Environmental Organic Chem
  • 375:346 Atmospheric Chem
  • 375:444 Water Chem

Plus 9 credits of electives from the list below (if not already used above)

  • Any 375:xxx course at the 300 level or above
  • 680:390 General Microbiology
  • 960:211 Statistics I
  • 372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics
  • 374:460 Environmental Law and Policy

APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Required courses:

  • 375:302 Water and WW Treatment
  • 375:307 Solid waste
  • 375:421 Air pollution
  • 375:430 Haz waste

And 12 credits of electives from this list (if not already used above):

  • Any 375:xxx course at the 300 level or above
  • Calculus 2
  • 680:390 General Microbiology
  • 960:211 Statistics I
  • 372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics
  • 374:460 Environmental Law and Policy

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Required courses:

  • 375:302 Water and WW trtmt
  • 375:307 Solid Waste
  • 375:403 Epidemiology
  • 375:406 PHP&A
  • 375:407 Env Tox

One of the following three courses:

  • 119:131 Microbiology for the Health Sciences
  • 375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (cannot be counted here as well as for the lab requirement above)
  • 680:390 General Microbiology

And 6 credits of electives from this list (if not already used above):

  • Any 375:xxx course at the 300 level or above
  • Calculus 2
  • 680:390 General Microbiology
  • 960:211 Statistics I
  • 372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics
  • 374:460 Environmental Law and Policy