Environmental Studies (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences

(239) 590-7196

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011C General Biology II w/lab (4) or BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1051C Enviro Bio-SW Fla Environment  (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX051C

    FGCU Course: CHM 1045C General Chemistry I w/lab (4) or CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  3. Required Courses in the Major (41 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology w/lab I (4)
    CHM 1084C Environmental Chemistry (4)
    EVR 2861 Intro to Environmental Policy (3)
    EVR 3020 Environmental Philosophies (3)
    EVR 4326 Conservation Strategies Future (3)
    EVR 4910 Sr Proj Rsch Environ Studies (2)
    EVR 4911 Sr Proj Pres in Environ Studies (1)
    EVR 4940 Internship in Environ Studies (3)
    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
    IDS 4910 Integrated Core Senior Seminar (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (16 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 2 hours in any combination:
    BSC 4933* Current Topics in Biology (1)**
    EVR 4920* Current Topics in Environ Studies (1)**
    ISC 4930* Current Topics in Intd Nat Scienc (1)**

    Select one of the following:
    AFS 3251 African Environments (3)
    ASN 3412 Asian Environments (3)
    EVR 3090 South Pacific Environments (3)
    LAS 3007 Latin American Environments (3)
    LAS 3022 Caribbean Environments (3)

    Select 11 credits from the following:
    AMH 3423 Modern Florida (3)
    AMH 4428 Southwest Florida History (3)
    ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology (3)
    ART 3840 Environmental Art (3)
    BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
    BOT 3153 Flora of Southwestern Florida (3)
    BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
    BOT 4601C Plant Ecology (3)
    BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    BSC 3403C Environmental Quant Techniques (3)
    BSC 4933* Current Topics in Biology (1)**
    ECP 3302 Economics of theEnvironment (3)
    EVR 4024C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 4026 Human Ecology and Systems (3)
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)
    EVR 4323 Restoration Ecology (3)
    EVR 4324 Integrated Ecosystems Mgmt (3)
    EVR 4423 Teach & Learn Outdoors (1)
    EVR 4424 National Curricula in Env. Ed. (1)
    EVR 4425 Comm and Soc Media in Env Ed (1)
    EVR 4872 Environmental Policy/Law (3)
    EVR 4905 Ind. Study in Environ Studies (1-4) [may be repeated]
    EVR 4914 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 4920* Current Topics Environ Studies(1)**
    EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)
    EVR 4930* Spec Topics in Enviorn Studies (1-4) [may be repeated]
    EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)
    GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    GLY 4952 Carbonate Deposition Environs (3)
    IPM 3020 Integrated Pest Management (3)
    ISC 4930* Current Topics in Intd Nat Scienc (1)**
    OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)
    PAD 4343C Coastal Zone Management (3)
    PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystems Ecolog (3)
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)
    SCE 4330 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SOP 4714C Environmental Psychology (3)
    SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
    ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)
    ZOO 4272C Ornithology (3)
    ZOO 4422C Herpetology (3)
    ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (3)
    ZOO 4480C Mammalogy (3)
    ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
    ZOO 4894C Fisheries Management (3)
    *The course prefix/number can be repeated as long as the topic is different.
    **The courses taken in one elective catagory cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree


Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 creditss must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 11/28/2015.