Requirements for the ENVS/BIO Combined B.A.

Program Description

This course of study provides students with the basic tools of biological science and sufficient understanding of resource conservation, conservation biology, and concerns about environmental sustainability.  The Environmental Studies/Biology degree program prepares students for graduate school or a career in the areas of conservation biology, restoration ecology, and other allied interdisciplinary life science fields. Students wishing to enter into specific graduate programs or seeking specific career certifications such as wildlife biologist need to check the requirements of each program and may need to add elements to their curriculum.  

Course Requirements

ENVS/BIO Combined B.A. Major Worksheet (PDF)

The following information is from the 2022-2023 catalog requirements, effective Fall 2022. For prior catalog years, please visit this website.

 

Important: All ENVS/BIO major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. 

Lower Division Course Requirements (11 courses)

  • ENVS 25 Environmental Policy & Economics (Winter and Summer only)
  • MATH 3 Precalculus or STAT 3 Precalculus for the Social Sciences or ALEKS MPE 300+ or AP CALC 3+
  • STAT 7/L Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences
  • One of the following (SOCY/ANTH/PHIL): SOCY 1, 10, 15, ANTH 2, PHIL 22, 24, 28, 80G
  • BIOL 20A Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOE 20B Development and Physiology
  • BIOE 20C Ecology and Evolution
  • CHEM 1A General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1B General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1C/N General Chemistry
  • PHYS 1 Conceptual Physics (Winter only) or PHYS 6A/L Introduction to Physics I

Upper division Course Requirements (10 Courses)

  • ENVS 100/L Ecology and Society (Winter and Spring only)
    • Prerequisites for 100/L: ENVS 23/CHEM 1A, ENVS 24/BIOE 20C, AM 3/MATH 3/ALEKS score of 300+, ENVS 25, STAT 7/L, SOCY/ANTH/PHIL, and WRIT 2
  • 1 ENVS upper division based in the Social Sciences: ENVS 110, 130B, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 158, 165, 172, 173, 176
  • 2 ENVS Upper Division Courses (*no substitutions, internships, independent studies accepted)
  • BIOL 105 Genetics
  • BIOE 109 Evolution
  • 1 Lab Based Upper Division Course (one of the following; must enroll into concurrent lab if applicable):
    • BIOE 112/L, 114/L, 117/L, 120/L, 122/L, 124/L, 127/L, 128L, 129/L, 131/L, 133/L, 134/L, 135/L, 137/L, 141L; 142L; 145L; 150L; 151B; 155L; 158L; 159D; 161L; 163/L, 172/L
    • BIOL 100L; 105L; 109L; 110L; 115L; 120L; 121L; 178L; 186R; 
    • ENVS 104A/L, 106A/M, 107A-C, 108/L, 109B; 130A/L, 162/L, 163/L, 167/L
  • 2 BIOL/BIOE Upper Division Courses

Senior Exit Requirement (Choose 1 out of the 6 options below)