College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Southwest Environment - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV181 Environmental Sustainability 3
Description: An introduction to the ways in which we perceive the environment: how our environment is structured and functions, how we relate to the environment and environmental sustainability from humanistic, cultural and political perspectives, and how we resolve major issues focusing on the sustainability of our natural and cultural systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. COM150 Environmental Communication 3
Description: Analytical research and writing skills for public dissemination of environmental information via the media. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MATFOUNDATION Mathematics Foundation Course (FRNQ) 3 MATFOUNDATION Notes
Notes: * Math foundation is satisfied with MAT 114; however some courses in the focus area have higher level math courses as a pre-requisite.
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HUM175 Environmental Humanities 3
Description: Introduces and examines arts and ideas that reflect the relationship between nature and culture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 4

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV230 Fndtns Env Sci: Humans & Env 4
Description: Introduces scientific methods of investigating and solving environmental problems. Interdisciplinary analysis of interactions among living and nonliving environmental components, focusing on human interactions. Lab emphasizes experimental design and presentation. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI331 Environmental Ethics 3
Description: Critical examination of the moral reasons for protecting and preserving the environment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. POS359 Environmental Policy 3
Description: Political aspects of environmental problems, policy responses to those issues, and their impact on the human and natural environment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV301W Topics In Enviro Studies 3
Description: Intensive writing projects and discussion in subject areas within Environmental Studies. Course content varies. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Meet with your adviosr to discuss internship or research options.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENV408 Field Work Experience 3
Description: Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
ENV485 Undergraduate Research 3
Description: Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
ENV497 Independent Study 3
Description: Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV490C Senior Sem In Enviro Sciences 3
Description: Presentation of internship results in scientific meeting format. Participation in weekly seminar and cooperative project with a team of student colleagues is required. You must receive a 70% grade to be awarded the B.S. in environmental sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 408 or ENV 485
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. FECOURSE Focus Elective 3 FECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Focus elective include 27 units of coursework. You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities). See catalog for a list of approved courses.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 units total. You may need more or less than 3 units depending on previously taken courses.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT FOUNDATION (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) HUM 175 (3), PHI 331 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) COM 150 (3), POS 359 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.

A grade of C or better is required for all core and focus area classes (except ENV 408, 485 or 497)

* Math foundation is satisfied with MAT 114; however some courses in the focus area have higher level math courses as a pre-requisite.

** Focus electives includes 27 hours from the focus area listed below.  You must complete 9 units each from Group A (natural sciences), Group B (social sciences) and Group C (humanities).  You may also take other courses consistent with your focus area with approval from your advisor.  Courses with pre-requisites or co-requisites are noted with (#) and the pre-requisite needs to be taken before the desired course and co-requisites need to be taken with the desired course. Courses that also satisfy liberal studies or diversity are indicated in ( ) with their appropriate distribution block.

The Southwest Environment
Group A:  AIS 470 (#), BIO 414 (#), CENE 150 (#), ENV 115 (SCI: SAS), ENV 326/326L (#), ENV 440/440L (#), FOR 230 (SPW & E), FOR 250 (SCI: SAS), FOR 270 (SCI: SAS & E), FOR 340 (SCI: SAS & #), FOR 370 (SCI: SAS & #), FOR 479 (#), FOR 381, GLG 303, GLG 304 (SCI: LAB & #), ME 451(#)
Group B: ANT 102 (CU & G), ANT 205 (CU & E), ANT 306 (SPW & E), ANT 351 (SPW & E), ANT 459 (E & #), CCJ 312, ECO 325 (#), ECO 328 (#), GCS 350, PL 407, POS 347(#), POS 455, PRM 446, PSY 411 (#), SOC 333 (SPW), SOC 444 (#)
Group C: COM 250 (AHI), ENG 464 (#), GCS 352 (#), HIS 308 (AHI), HIS 368 (#), HIS 381(CU & E), HIS 397 (SPW), HUM 130 (CU/AHI as of spring 2010  & E), HUM 373 (CU & #)

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Environmental Studies Program
School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Building 19, Room 119
Phone: 928-523-9333
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/CSE

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.