Environmental Science Concentration

Requirements

Introductory Biology

Select one course from the list below:

BIO 105Marine Biology

4 units

BIO 106Biology of California

4 units

BIO 110Organisms on Earth

4 units

BIO 115General Zoology

4 units

Cellular and Molecular Biology (2 courses)

BIO 130Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

4 units

And one from:

BIO 221Molecular Biology

4 units

BIO 224Genetic Analysis

4 units

BIO 226Cell Biology

4 units

Organismal Biology

Select one course from the list below:

BIO 240Vertebrate Physiology

4 units

BIO 250Plant Form and Function

4 units

BIO 275Flora of Southern California

4 units

Environmental Biology

BIO 260Biodiversity and Organization of Marine Ecosystems

4 units

Or

BIO 270Ecology

4 units

Evolutionary Biology

BIO 280Evolutionary Biology

4 units

Upper-division Biology

Students must select three 300-level Biology courses from the list below. At least two of these must be Occidental College Biology laboratory courses.

BIO 325Microbial Diversity

4 units

BIO 350Microbial Symbiosis

4 units

BIO 360Avian Biology

4 units

BIO 369Biological Oceanography

4 units

BIO 370Field Ecology

4 units

BIO 373Computational Biology

4 units

BIO 380Plant Physiological Ecology

4 units

Chemistry Component

CHEM 120Foundations of General Chemistry

4 units

One additional Chemistry course (with a lab)

4 or 5 units

Economics Component:

(Two courses required)

ECON 101Principles of Economics I

4 units

ECON 301Environmental Economics and Policy

4 units

ECON 301: Students may petition for another 300-level course to substitute for ECON 301. An appropriate substitute must deal with environmental policy and be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.

Geology Component:

(Three courses required)

GEO 105Earth: Our Environment

4 units

GEO 245Earth's Climate: Past and Future

4 units

GEO 255Spatial Analysis with Geographic Information Science

4 units

Mathematics Component:

Select one option as detailed below:

Option 1-

Calculus 2Scientific Modeling and Integral Calculus

4 units

Option 2-

Calculus 1Scientific Modeling and Differential Calculus

4 units

And

Department-approved statistics course

4 units

Senior Seminar

BIO 490Senior Seminar

4 units