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Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, the plan for a self-designed major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree must include at least 60 quarter credits, consisting of:

At least two but not more than four foundation courses

  • At least two must be from the sciences division. These credits count for general education and not towards the major.

Thirteen courses in the major meeting the following criteria Specifically addressed in the student’s plan, clearly justified and articulated as a cohesive whole, which includes an explanation as to why the degree should be Bachelor of Science and not Bachelor of Arts

  • At least seven must be from the sciences division
  • At least four must be at the 100 or 200 level (not including foundation courses)
    • At least two of these must be from the sciences division
  • At least four must be at the 300 or 400 level (not including the senior seminar or senior project)
    • At least two of these must be from the sciences division

A Senior Seminar

  • SCI 494 Senior Seminar in the Sciences required

A Senior Project

  • SCI 495 Senior Project in the Sciences required

A BS degree requires 16 disciplinary elective credits. This requirement is normally met with six 4-credit courses; these courses do not need to be justified or listed, but students are encouraged to do so, especially since this may further clarify the major and help the committee advise the student.

Students must declare the self-designed major within the sciences division.

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, environmental science majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 60

Requirements for the Major

Core Requirements in the Major
BIO 105A General Biology I*
BIO 160 General Biology II
BIO 205 Genetics
CHEM 105A General Chemistry I*
CHEM 160 General Chemistry II
ENVS 105A Introduction to Environmental Science
MATH 115A,B Calculus I
MATH 330 Statistics
PHYS 160A Physics I
PHYS 260 Physics II
ENVS 305 Ecology
SCI 494 Senior Seminar in the Sciences
SCI 495 Senior Project in the Sciences

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.
A May potentially be met by AP, etc. credit
B A minimum mathematical level of Calculus I is required. Students must take as many math courses as necessary to reach this level.

Additional Requirements

Introductory and Intermediate Courses: Choose 3
BIO 210 Botany
BIO 215 Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 220 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 220 Aquatic Biology
MATH 160 Calculus II
Advanced Courses: Choose 3
BIO 340 Evolutionary Biology
CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 340 Biochemistry
ENVS 310 Soil Science
ENVS 315 Hydrology
ENVS 330 Conservation Biology
ENVS 335 Field Plant Ecology
ENVS 339 Ecological Agriculture

Environmental Science

The environmental science major is for those students interested in a scientific perspective on current and future environmental issues. Students in the environmental science major will receive a rich education that can take them in many career directions: graduate studies, conservation biology, environmental scientific research, science and nature education, toxicology, environmental policy analysis from a scientific perspective, environmental consulting, and other careers in the areas of biological and life sciences. The major is grounded in the basics of life, physical sciences, and mathematics, and the curriculum provides opportunity for original research in environmental science. The major is strongly supported by the Glen Helen Ecology Institute through the College’s 1,000-acre nature preserve, where students study and conduct research.

Many environmental science graduate programs have their own specific requirements, including, but not limited to, microeconomics, organic chemistry, geology, and more advanced mathematics and physics. Students are strongly advised to speak with their faculty advisors during their first year to plan their educational trajectory appropriately.

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, biomedical science majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 60

Requirements for the Major

Core Requirements in the Major
BIO 105A General Biology I*
BIO 160 General Biology II
BIO 205 Genetics
BIO 215 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 330 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 335 Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 105A General Chemistry I*
CHEM 160 General Chemistry II
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 340 Biochemistry
MATH 115A,B Calculus I
PHYS 160A Physics I
PHYS 260 Physics II
SCI 494 Senior Seminar in the Sciences
SCI 495 Senior Project in the Sciences

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.
A May potentially be met by AP, etc. credit
B A minimum mathematical level of Calculus I is required. Students must take as many math courses as necessary to reach this level.

Additional Requirements

Introductory and Intermediate Courses: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
BIO 210 Botany
BIO 230 General Microbiology
CHEM 220 Environmental Chemistry
ENVS 220 Aquatic Biology
Mathematics Course: Choose 1
4 credits
MATH 160 Calculus 2
MATH 330 Statistics

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, visual arts majors must complete the following:

Core Requirements in the Major
24 credits toward the major
VISA 101 Visual Language: A Focus on Two Dimensions (4 credits)*
VISA 102 Visual Language: A Focus on Three Dimensions (4 credits)*
VISA 140 Beginning Drawing and Painting (4 credits)
VISA 150 Beginning Sculpture: Concepts, Materials, and Processes (4 credits)
VISA 120 Art History: Modern Art (4 credits)
VISA 220 Art History: Contemporary Art (4 credits)
ARTS 494 Senior Seminar in the Arts (4 credits)
ARTS 495 Senior Project in the Arts (4 credits)

* Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Studio Arts Courses (Choose 2D or 3D Track)
12 credits toward the major
2D Studio Courses or 3D Studio Courses
VISA 240 Intermediate Drawing and Painting (4 credits)   VISA 250 Intermediate Sculpture (4 credits)
VISA 340 Advanced Drawing and Painting I (4 credits)   VISA 350 Advanced Sculpture I (4 credits)
VISA 440 Advanced Drawing and Painting II (4 credits)   VISA 450 Advanced Sculpture II (4 credits)

Additional Requirements in the Major

Foundation Course: Choose 1*
PERF 103 Voice and Speech (4 credits)
PERF 104 Presence of the Performer (4 credits)
MEDA 101 Media, Internet, and Society (4 credits)
MEDA 102 Basic Media Production (4 credits)

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

100- and 200-level MEDA, PERF, or VISA Courses
8 credits toward the major
VISA 110 Art on Location (4 credits)
VISA 270 Special Topics in the Visual Arts with Resident Artist (4 credits)
MEDA 110 Media Arts on Location (4 credits)
MEDA 120 The History of Photography (4 credits)
MEDA 130 Practical New Media (4 credits)
MEDA 140 Adventures in Photography: The Portrait (4 credits)
MEDA 141 Adventures in Photography: The Photographic Series (4 credits)
MEDA 142 Adventures in Photography: Capturing Science (4 credits)
MEDA 160 Sound Art (4 credits)
MEDA 220 The History of Documentary Cinema (4 credits)
MEDA 230 Cyborg Art (4 credits)
MEDA 250 Adventures in Video: Experimental Ethnography (4 credits)
MEDA 251 Adventures in Video: History, Memory, and the Cinematic Archive (4 credits)
MEDA 270 Special Topics in Media Arts with Resident Artist (4 credits)
PERF 105** Vocal Music Instruction (4 credits)
PERF 106** Modern Dance (4 credits)
PERF 107** Individual Instruction in Music (4 credits)
PERF 108** Contact Improvisation (4 credits)
PERF 110 Performance on Location (4 credits)
PERF 120 Styles of Live Art (4 credits)
PERF 140 Storytelling (4 credits)
PERF 150 Improvisation in Art and Life (4 credits)
PERF 220 Performance History/Critical Studies (4 credits)
PERF 230 Writing and Performing the Self (4 credits)
PERF 240 Site-Specific Performance (4 credits)
PERF 250 Rehearsal and Production (4 credits)
PERF 270 Special Topics in Performance with Resident Artist (4 credits)

** Please note that these courses count for only 1–2 credits. The BA degree requires a total of 52 major-related credits.

300- and 400-level Courses MEDA, PERF, or VISA
8 credits toward the major
VISA 330 Installation Art (4 credits)
VISA 470 Advanced Special Topics in Visual Arts (4 credits)
PERF 320 Performance Studies (4 credits)
PERF 330 Directing Seminar (4 credits)
PERF 340 Rehearsal and Production Tutorial I (4 credits)
PERF 350 Documentary-based Performance (4 credits)
PERF 360 Advanced Topics in Performance (4 credits)
PERF 440 Rehearsal and Production Tutorial II (4 credits)
PERF 470 Advanced Special Topics in Performance (4 credits)
PERF 480 Independent Study: Performance (4 credits)

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