College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Global Sustainability - 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 2018 Spring 2019
2. COM150 Environmental Communication 3
Description: Survey of environmental communication that is also focused on analytical research and the production of environmental messages for the purpose of public awareness and/or action. In addition to writing, the course involves the creation of messages in audio, visual, oral, or other forms. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
3. MATFOUNDATION Mathematics Foundation Course (FRNQ) 3 MATFOUNDATION Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 4
Description: Principles of chemistry course for students requiring only one semester of chemistry and those proceeding to a one-semester organic (CHM 230) course. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108, MAT 110 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+) or Pre- or Corequisite: STA 270
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Summer 2019
-Option B-
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, MAT 110 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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
-Option C-
BIO100 Principles Of Biology 3
Description: Introduces basic principles and concepts of biology. Methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of matter and energy in biological systems are explored. Not available for credit in the major or minor. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
5. ENV115 Climate Change 3
Description: Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Cross-listed with GLG 115. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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. Prerequisite: Students who were not required to show proof of English language proficiency as a requirement of admission to the University.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
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.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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 score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. 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. This course will fulfill either the Mathematics foundation requirement or a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. If you have already fulfilled your Mathematics foundation requirement, this course will fulfill a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. 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 (MTHPLACE 40+; ALEKS 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
-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. Not open to students who have taken STA 270.
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019

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.
Prerequisite: ENV 115
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
2. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. POS110 American Politics 3
Description: Basic introduction to American national government; constitutional foundations, the structures of government, courts, Congress, the presidency, interest groups, political parties, and major political issues facing the American people. This course satisfies state teacher certification for teachers in Arizona for federal constitution only. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

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 2018 Spring 2019
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 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
3. ENV377 Humans And The Hydrosphere 3
Description: ENV 377 is an exploration of global water sustainability. Through readings, discussions/thought pieces, we will explore the current status of global water use. We will explore how nature filters and cycles water, as well as how society accesses, distributes, and manages water with an eye toward how management can work toward sustainability and clean and safe water for all. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: GE units are necessary to bring program total to 120 units. You may need more or less than 3 units to reach that total.
5. GECOURSE General Elective 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, (CHM 130, CHM 151 or BIO 100), and (STA 270 or STA 275) Corequisite: ENV 326L
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
3. 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. Course fee required.
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 2018 Spring 2019
4. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Meet with your advisor 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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
-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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
-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. Please complete the Independent Study Proposal form and obtain signatures of approval BEFORE registering. https://policy.nau.edu/policy/Documents/Independent_Study_Form_FINAL.pdf
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
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 Env Sci & Std 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, the B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, or the B.A. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. 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 2018 Spring 2019
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. EMPHASISELECTIVE Emphasis Elective Course 3 EMPHASISELECTIVE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
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 emphasis classes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

 School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Studies Programs
Building 19, Room 100
Phone: 928-523-9333
EMAIL:  SESES_admin_support@nau.edu
http://nau.edu/CEFNS/NatSci/SESES/Degrees-Programs/

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.