Department of Environmental Science

Welcome to the Department of  Environmental Science!

Here you will find helpful student resources for our program.


About the Program

ENVS Major

The Environmental Science major is a total of 56 units. Here is a breakdown of the unit requirements:

  • 20 units: Required Courses (ENVS 110, ENVS 210, ENVS 212, ENVS 250, ENVS 410)
  • 20 units: Required Support Courses
  • 16 units: Upper-division Electives (ENVS 3XX)

Further details about the major requirements can be found here

Course name Course Title Notes
Intro to Environmental Science w/ Lab ENVS 110/110L  
Environmental Data Analysis ENVS 250  
Ecology w/ Lab ENVS 210/210L  
Air and Water w/ Lab ENVS 212/212L  
Intro to Chemistry w/ Lab CHEM 150/150L or CEHM 111/112 Take the "Chem. Readiness" test to determine the appropriate class. A score greater than 49% is recommended for CHEM 150/150L.
Intro to Chemistry II w/ Lab CHEM 151/151L or CHEM 113/114  
Gen Bio I w/ Lab BIOL 105/105L  
Gen Bio II w/ Lab BIOL 106/106L  
Intro Physics PHYS 100 Or PHYS 110, CS 110, or MATH 109
ENVS Elective ENVS 3XX * You can take 4 units of the upper-division electives outside of ENVS. (Example: Environmental Law or Environmental Justice w/ ENVA.)
ENVS Elective ENVS 3XX
ENVS Elective ENVS 3XX
ENVS Elective ENVS 3XX
Environmental Monitoring w/ Lab ENVS 410/410L  


ENVS Minor

The Environmental Science minor is a total of 20 units. Here is a breakdown of the unit requirements:

  • 4 units: Introductory Course (ENVS 1XX)
  • 4 units: Foundational Course (ENVS 2XX)
  • 8 units: In-depth Courses (ENVS 3XX or ENVS 4XX)
  • 4 units: Elective Course (ENVS 1XX, ENVS 2XX, ENVS 3XX, or ENVS 4XX)

Further details about the minor requirements can be found here. Your major/minor advisor can inform you of any unit overlap between other fields of study and the Environmental Science program.