This degree is designed to focus the student’s studies on coastal marine environments. The plan includes core and supporting classes that provide the background necessary to apply basic scientific principles in support of field- and lab-based coastal research including data collection and analysis, various scientific methodologies in the field and in the lab, relevant modern scientific theory, and scientific problem solving. At least one chemistry and one physics course are recommended for the degree, as well as the completion of MATH 102 for the GE pattern.

Program Learning Outcomes

For General Studies Degree Learning Outcomes, see page 29.

Complete the following 10 units
  • ESCI 1 Physical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 15 Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 16 Coastal Oceanographic Field Studies (2)
Choose 3 units from the following
  • BIOL 10 General Biology (3)
  • BIOL 12 Field Biology (4)
  • ESCI 17 Earth System Science (3)
  • NHIS 15 Natural History (3)
Choose 4 units from the following
  • AGNR 60 Environmental Science (3) AND AGNR 61 Environmental Science Lab (1)
  • BIOL 1* Principles of Biology (4)
  • ESCI 10 Environmental Geology (4)
  • PHYS 2B General College Physics (4)
Choose 3 units from the following
  • AGNR 1 Introduction to Natural Resources (3)
  • CIS 1 Computer Literacy Workshop (3)
  • GEOG 5 Digital Plant: GIS and Society (3)
  • GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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