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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Science


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This curriculum leads to a B.S. in environmental science. A typical four-year program is illustrated below. However, the order in which students take courses within the first two years is flexible.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Concentration and Elective Credit Hours: 8
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 1

Third Year


Each student is required to engage in an activity that qualifies as an intensive environmental experience as described below.

Fall


  • Concentration and Elective Credit Hours: 12

Spring


  • Concentration and Elective Credit Hours: 8
  • Hum. and Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Concentration and Elective Credit Hours: 12

Spring


  • Concentration and Elective Credit Hours: 16

Concentrations


The environmental science degree program requires one concentration. Concentration options and the associated courses are shown below.

Biology


One of the Following


Chemistry


One of the Following


One of the Following


  • CHEM 4xxx Chemistry Elective

Computer Science—students may choose from two options:


Option A (Computer Science)


(all of the following)

  • One course from the series CSCI 4xxx

Geology


(Six of the following courses, four of which must be at the 4000 level)

Mathematics


(one of the following)


Physics


Footnotes


  1. Hum. and Soc. Sci courses should be selected in consultation with the adviser and the Environmental Science Faculty Committee. Examples of environmentally relevant options include: ECON 4230, ECON 4250, IHSS 2100, PHIL 4300, STSS 1110, STSS 2300, STSS 4540 and STSS 4320.
  2. With permission of the director of Environmental Sciences, a student may elect another Math course (Course numbers MATH xxxx, MATP xxxx, or courses cross-listed with these numbers).
  3. Each student is required to elect one of the concentrations listed below.
  4. Each student is required to engage in an activity that qualifies as an intensive environmental experience as described below.
  5. This course is offered every other year in the fall term of odd-numbered years and therefore is a junior year course for some students.

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