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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Environmental Science 3+2 (BS/MS)

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Major Requirements


  • Students must notify the Graduate School of intent to enroll in the 3+2 program by the beginning of their Junior year.
  • By the beginning of the senior year of the undergraduate program, participating students must apply for and meet all requirements for admission to the IES graduate program other than credit hours and completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA at the time they seek admission to the Graduate School
  • A thesis can take longer to complete than the hours listed depending on the topic and type of research, thus resulting in more than five years to complete the program.

IES 3+2 (BS/MS): Total Semester Hours = 159

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 13

Summer Semester

See Graduate Catalog  for course details

  • ES 510 - Organization of Human Systems
  • ES 511 - Organization of Natural Systems
Total: 6

Year Five

See Graduate Catalog  for course details

First Semester

  • ES 501 - Environmental Seminar I
  • ES 613 - Advanced Environmental Ethics
  • ES 614 - Coastal Environmental Science
  • ES Elective 1
Total: 9

Second Semester

  • ES 502 - Environmental Seminar II
  • ES 635 - Adv. GIS and Remote Sensing
  • ES 699 - IES Thesis
  • ES 550 - Ecosystems (Elective 2)
Total: 9

Summer Semester

  • ES 620 - Advanced Environ. Economics
  • ES 699 - IES Thesis
  • ES Elective 3
Total: 6


All students MUST see a Student Success Coach to review the details of the vertical curriculum and prerequisites requirements.

GE = General Education Courses

* Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**MARCHlNG BAND MEMBERS ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band.

**ROTC MEMBERS ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory. (ROTC)

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