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Environmental Science: Physics & Chemistry Emphasis

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Environmental Science: Physics & Chemistry Emphasis

BS in Environmental Sciences

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Environmental science is the scientific investigation of human interactions with natural systems. The goals of the Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree are to: 1) Offer a rigorous science-based preparation for careers in environmental science 2) Prepare students for graduate studies in environmental science 3) Facilitate assuming a leadership role in academia, business, government, private organizations, or other career venues. 4) Provide the academic tools needed to address fundamental and applied problems related to human inhabited parts of the Earth.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
CHEM 151 4
ENGL 101 3
ENVS 210 3
MATH 122A 1
MATH 122B 4
ENVS 195A 1
2nd Semester
CHEM 152 4
ENGL 102 3
ENVS 200 3
ENVS 201 1
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
MCB 181R 3
MCB 181L 1
CHEM 241A 3
CHEM 243A 1
ENVS 418 3
4th Semester
ECOL 182R 3
PHYS 102 3
PHYS 181 1
GEOS 251 4
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
MIC 205A 3
HWR 250 3
Emphasis Required Course 3
ENVS 420 3
6th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
ENVS 305 3
Emphasis Required Course 3
Statistics 3
Technical Writing 3
7th Semester
Internship, Teaching Workshop, or Independent Study 3
Emphasis Required Course 3
ECOL 302 4
Emphasis Required Course 3
Tier I General Education 3
8th Semester
ENVS 430R 3
ENVS 430L 1
Tier II General Education 3
Emphasis Optional Course 3
ENVS 462 3
Emphasis Optional Course 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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