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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
Central Washington University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies BS, Environmental Biology Specialization


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Environmental Studies Requirements


The major in environmental studies provides students with an understanding of the natural science of environmental issues as well as the social, political, and economic factors that contribute to policy and planning decisions. Through this major, students will gain the necessary professional and technical skills for entry into successful environmental careers or for graduate studies in environmental fields. The major offers five specialization options in environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, environmental geography, and environmental policy.
 

Requirements for Major (BS) in Environmental Studies
The requirements for the major in environment studies have three parts:

  • Foundational courses in supporting disciplines. Some of these courses also serve as prerequisites for courses within the specializations. These foundational courses must be completed before students take ENST 304.
  • A core requirement consisting of six interdisciplinary ENST courses, two upper-level electives, and a capstone experience outside of the classroom (research, internship, service learning, or study abroad).
  • A specialization consisting of 6-8 courses that focus on one area of study.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA for program credits, and at least a C- in all ENST core courses.


Requirements for a double major with BS in environmental studies
The following double major combinations will have the environmental studies specialization course requirements waived for the BS degree in environmental studies; all environmental studies foundation and core course requirements must be completed. Required courses for the first degree major may not be used to fulfill upper-division environmental studies elective requirements (7-10 credits).

Bachelor Degree (Disciplinary)
Bachelor Degree (Environmental Studies)

BS Biology
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology Specialization

BS Chemistry
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Chemistry Specialization

BS Environmental Geological Sciences
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Geology Specialization

BA Geography
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Geography Specialization

BS Public Policy
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Policy Specialization


The interdisciplinary major in public policy (BS) may be combined with the environmental studies specialization in environmental policy by completing the specific course requirements for both majors. Students who combine majors in public policy and environmental studies with a specialization in environmental policy will receive a bachelor of science degree in public policy and a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies. As some public policy requirements and electives count toward both degrees or majors, the actual additional coursework needed to fulfill the requirements of the second degree or major may be as low as 19 credits.

Students may complete more than one specialization within the environmental studies major. To be eligible for a second specialization, a minimum of 20 unique credits must be completed. Unique means the credits have not been used as part of any other environmental studies specialization.

Foundational Courses (Required. Check for specialization specific requisites before making choices.)


Select one of the following: Credits: 5


Select one of the following: Credits: 5


Select one of the following: Credits: 5


Total Foundation Credits: 25


Select one or a combination of the following for a total of: Credits: 3-5


Total Core Credits: 38-44


Environmental Biology Specialization


BIOL 181 and CHEM 181/181LAB are required as foundational courses for this specialization.

Specialization Subtotal Credits: 33-34


Total Credits: 96-103


Environmental Studies Program Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Science 338

509-963-2731
Fax: 509-963-2730
www.cwu.edu/environmental
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Director
Carey Gazis, PhD
Pamela McMullin-Messier, PhD

Staff
Mari Knirck, secretary senior

Program Information
The Environmental Studies Program at CWU was established over 30 years ago to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental issues. The program is administered through the College of the Sciences and has options for both a major (BS) in five areas of specialization and a minor. The program core features team-taught courses including General Education courses that are taught by faculty from multiple disciplines.

Bachelor of Science
Environmental Studies Major

The major in environmental studies provides students with an understanding of the natural science of environmental issues as well as the social, political, and economic factors that contribute to policy and planning decisions. Through this major, students will gain the necessary professional and technical skills for entry into successful environmental careers or for graduate studies in environmental fields. The major offers five specialization options in environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, environmental geography, and environmental policy.
 

Requirements for Major (BS) in Environmental Studies

  • Foundational courses in supporting disciplines. Some of these courses also serve as prerequisites for courses within the specializations. These foundational courses must be completed before students take ENST 304
  • A core requirement consisting of six interdisciplinary ENST courses, two upper-level electives, and a capstone experience outside of the classroom (research, internship, service learning, or study abroad)
  • A specialization consisting of 6-8 courses that focus on one area of study
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA for program credits, and at least a C- in all ENST core courses.


Requirements for a double major with BS in environmental studies
The following double major combinations will have the environmental studies specialization course requirements waived for the BS degree in environmental studies; all environmental studies foundation and core course requirements must be completed. Required courses for the first degree major may not be used to fulfill upper-division environmental studies elective requirements (7-10 credits).

Bachelor Degree (Disciplinary)
Bachelor Degree (Environmental Studies)

BS Biology
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology Specialization

BS Chemistry
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Chemistry Specialization

BS Environmental Geological Sciences
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Geology Specialization

BA Geography
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Geography Specialization

BS Public Policy
BS Environmental Studies: Environmental Policy Specialization

The interdisciplinary major in public policy (BS) may be combined with the environmental studies specialization in environmental policy by completing the specific course requirements for both majors. Students who combine majors in public policy and environmental studies with a specialization in environmental policy will receive a bachelor of science degree in public policy and a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies. As some public policy requirements and electives count toward both degrees or majors, the actual additional coursework needed to fulfill the requirements of the second degree or major may be as low as 19 credits.

Students may complete more than one specialization within the environmental studies major. To be eligible for a second specialization, a minimum of 20 unique credits must be completed. Unique means the credits have not been used as part of any other environmental studies specialization.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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