Environmental Science Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Environmental Science (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I
BIOL 107: Cells, Molecules, and Genes
TRU 11X: Self and Society Seminar
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking

SPRING - Semester 2

CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II
BIOL 104: Ecology and Evolution of the Organism
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics

FALL - Semester 3

ENVS 210: Environmental Science
Foreign Language
COMM 170: Public Speaking
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Part III (Major Electives)

SPRING - Semester 4

ENVS 200: Introduction to Environmental Studies (WE)
Foreign Language
Part III (Major Electives)
MO Statute
Arts and Humanities Perspective

FALL - Semester 5

Social Perspective
BIOL 301: Introduction to Ecology
GEOG 320: Geographic Information Science
Part III (Major Electives)
Arts and Humanities Perspective

SPRING - Semester 6

JINS 3XX
ENVS 480: Seminar in Environmental Studies
ENVS 332: Grassroots Environmentalism
Part III (Major Electives)
Open Electives

FALL - Semester 7

Part III (Major Electives)
BIOL 502: Biometry
AGSC 314: Principles of Soil Science
Arts and Humanities Perspective
Open Electives

SPRING - Semester 8

Part III (Major Electives)
Social Perspective
Open Electives
Open Electives


The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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Environmental Science Major