Environmental Studies (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/EnvStudies/index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2014-2015 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

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101 (3)
      2. ENC 1102 (3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. MAC 1105 (3) recommended
      2. STA 2023 (3)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. BSC 1011C (4) or BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1)
      2. BSC 1051C (3)
      3. CHM 1045C (4) or CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1)

        Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites

    • BSC 1011C General Biology II w/lab (4) or BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1) (GEP)
    • BSC 1051C Environmental Biology (3) (GEP)
    • CHM 1045C General Chemistry I w/lab (4) or CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1) (GEP)
    • STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) (GEP)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (41hrs)

    • BSC 1010C General Biology I w/lab (4)
    • CHM 1084C Environmental Chemistry w/lab (4)
    • EVR 2861 Intro to Environmental Policy (3)
    • EVR 3020 Environmental Philosophies (3)
    • EVR 4326 Consrv Strat for Sustainable Future (3)
    • EVR 4910 Senior Project in Envir Studies (2)
    • EVR 4911 Senior Presentation (1)
    • EVR 4940 Internship in Envir Studies (3)
    • IDS 3143 Issues in Science and Technology (3)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • IDS 3332 Issues in Culture and Society (3)
    • IDS 4910 Integrated Core Senior Seminar (3)
    • ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    • PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (16 hrs)

    Select 2 hours in any combination:
    • BSC 4933* Current Topics (1)**
    • EVR 4920* Current Topics (1)**
    • ISC 4930* Current Topics (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 hours 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 Southwest Florida (3)
    • BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
    • BOT 4601C Plant Ecology (3)
    • BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    • BSC 3403C Environmental Quantitative Tech (3)
    • BSC 4933* Current Topics (1)**
    • ECP 3302 Environmental Economics (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 Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors (1)
    • EVR 4424 National Curricula in Environmental Education (1)
    • EVR 4425 Communication and Social Media in Environmental Education (1)
    • EVR 4872 Environmental Policy (3)
    • EVR 4905 Independent Study in Environmental Studies (1-4) [may be repeated]
    • EVR 4914 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    • EVR 4920* Current Topics (1)**
    • EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)
    • EVR 4930* Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-4) [may be repeated]
    • EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)
    • GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
    • GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    • GLY 4952 Carbonate Depositional Env (3)
    • IPM 3020 Integrated Pest Management (3)
    • ISC 4930* Current Topics (1)**
    • OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)
    • PAD 4343C Coastal Zone Management (3)
    • PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
    • PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resch Meth (3)
    • PCB 4036C Landscape and Ecosystems Ecology (3)
    • PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
    • PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)
    • SCE 4330 Teaching Methods Sec School Sci (3)
    • SOP 4714C Environmental Psychology (3)
    • SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
    • ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form & 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 hrs)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of the Communication and Computation 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.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or better

  • BSC 1011C: may substitute BSC X011 and BSC X011L (4) or BSC X011C (4)
  • BSC 1051C: may substitute BSC X051C (3)
  • CHM 1045C: may substitute CHM X045 and X045L (4) or CHM X045C (4)
  • STA 2023: may substitute STA X023 (3)

    For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

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: 11/23/2014.