College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Applied Geology - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GLG101 Physical Geology 3 GLG101 Notes
Description: Fundamental physical aspects of the earth's crust; rocks and minerals, structures, landforms and their origin. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 103
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: GLG 101 & 103 are recommended
GLG103 Physical Geology Lab 1 GLG103 Notes
Description: 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 101 or GLG 101H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: GLG 101 & 103 are recommended
-Option B-
GLG100 Introductory Geology 3
Description: Fundamental physical and historical concepts in geology, including dynamics of the earth. You may take either GLG 100 and 100L or GLG 101 and 103 or GLG 110 and 110L or GLG 112 and 112L for credit. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 100L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
GLG100L Introductory Geology Lab 1
Description: Must be taken concurrently with GLG 100. 2 hrs. lab plus field trips. You may take either GLG 100 and 100L or GLG 101 and 103 for credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 100
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
-Option C-
GLG112 Geologic Disasters 3
Description: Geologic processes and hazards affecting humans. Topics include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, subsidence, meteorite impacts, and climate changes. You may take either GLG 100 and GLG100L or GLG 101 and 103 or GLG 110 and 110L or GLG 112 and 112L for credit. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 112L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
GLG112L Geologic Disasters Lab 1
Description: Must be taken concurrently with GLG 112. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 112 or GLG 112H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4 MAT125 Notes
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Notes: * If you are not prepared to take MAT 136 in term 2, MAT 125 will take the place of the general elective in term 1.
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 4
5. 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. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. GLG102 Historical Geology 3
Description: Chronological sequence of events in the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 104
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. GLG104 Historical Geology Lab 1
Description: Must be taken concurrently with GLG 102. 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (GLG 101 and GLG 103) or GLG 110 or GLG 112
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. 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
6. MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015

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. GLG240 Intro Field Mthds & Rprt Wrtg 3
Description: Introduces geological field methods; emphasis on sedimentary and volcanic rocks, faults, and folds through lectures, labs, and field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (GLG 100 or GLG 110 or GLG 112 with grade of B or better) or GLG 101 or 101H
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MAT137 Calculus II 4
Description: Concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, infinite series. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV326 Essential Ecology 3
Description: Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 Corequisite: ENV 326L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ENV326L Essential Ecology Lab 1
Description: Introduces the application of ecological science in environmental management. Focus on land and resources management issues and hypothesis testing using data collected from the field. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 and Corequisite: ENV 326
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PHY111 General Physics I 4
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
PHY161 University Physics I 4
Description: First course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Meet with your advisor to discuss internship or research options

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV360 Atmosphere & Hydrosphere 4
Description: Integrated approach to Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere, emphasizing composition, chemical processing, physical transport, and aspects of human impacts and policy. Lab includes experimental design, statistics, and writing. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 230 and CHM 151 and CHM 151L and CHM 152 and CHM 152L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GLG309 Mineralogy: Intro Earth Matls 4
Description: Overview of the origin, occurrence, and chemical and physical properties of common rock-forming minerals; mineral determination using hand specimen, microscopic, and other analytical methods. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 101 or (GLG 100 or 110 or 112 w/ B or better) and GLG 103 or (GLG 100L or 110L or 112L w/ B or better) and CHM 151 and 151L and (MAT 125 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)) & CUM GPA 2.5 or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
STA275 Statistical Analysis 3
Description: A calculus-based applied statistics course. Descriptive statistics; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions including binomial, Poisson, normal and t-distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 131 or MAT 136 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. 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
5. 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
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENV385W Energy, Resources And Policy 4
Description: Origins and exploitation of energy and mineral resources, and the policies that control how we obtain and use them. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENV 280 or 360 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) Pre- or Corequisite: POS 359
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. GLG324 Sedimentology And Stratigraphy 4
Description: Macroscopic study of sediments and sedimentary rocks, including origin, facies analysis, and basic stratigraphic principles and practices. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 240 and GLG 309
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. GLG360 Applied Geology 4
Description: An application of the theory of geologic materials, methods, and processes to understand the interactions of humans with Earth systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((GLG 100 or 110 or 112 w/ grade of B or better) or GLG 103) and CHM 151 and 151L and (MAT 125 or MAT 136 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 60+; MATHC 60+; PLACE 65+))
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Complete one additional upper-division ENV course (3 units).

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG259 Principles Of Geomorphology 4
Description: Interpretation of the development, history, and significance of landforms. Cross-listed with GSP 259. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 101 or (GLG 100 or GLG 112 with grade of B or better) or GSP 150
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. GLG435 Structural Geology 4
Description: Principles of deformation of solids; recognition, interpretation, and representation of geologic structures. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 240 and GLG 309 and (PHY 111 or PHY 161)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. GLG451 Hydrogeology 4
Description: Aquifer types and hydrologic properties; physical laws and mathematical equations of subsurface flow; recharge and discharge; analyses of groundwater flow systems. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (GLG 100 or GLG 110 or GLG 112 with grade of B or better) or GLG 101) and MAT 137 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 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. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. 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 137 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) POS 359 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1), CHM 152 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) GLG 102 (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.
* If you are not prepared to take MAT 136 in term 2, MAT 125 will take the place of the general elective in term 1.

** Major elective includes one additional upper-division ENV course (3 units).

A grade of C or better is required for all ENV courses, POS 359, and STA 270 or 275.
An average overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all math and science courses.
Recitations are available and strongly encouraged for CHM 151, CHM 152, PHY 111, & PHY 161; however they are not required.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Environmental Sciences
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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.