Environmental Science and Sustainability B.S. - Climate Science and Environmental Change

The Climate Science and Environmental Change concentration provides students with an understanding of climate science, interactions between climate and ecosystems, and the intersections of climate, society, and policy.

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science and Sustainability; Climate Science and Environmental Change Concentration

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 67-69

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Required Courses

14-15

Concentration Requirements

50-51

Experiential Learning Requirement

3

Total Hours

67-69

Lower-Division Required Courses

Note: NRSM 110 will not be required if students declare the major with 60+ credits.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

NRSM 110

First Year Seminar in Environmental Science and Sustainability

1

NRSM 210N

Soils, Water and Climate

Oral Communication - Complete one of the following courses:

3

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

or THTR 120A

Introduction to Acting I

Statistics Requirement - Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

FORS 201

Forest Biometrics

or STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

or WILD 240

Intro to Biostatistics

Chemistry - Complete the following course:

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

4

Total Hours

14-15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Climate Science and Environmental Change Concentration Requirements

Rule: Complete all of the following subcategories. 47-48 total credits required.

Foundations

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

CCS 103X

Climate Change Science and Society

3

Mathematics Requirement - Complete one of the following:

M 122

College Trigonometry

3-4

or M 151

Precalculus

or M 162

Applied Calculus

Biology Requirement - Complete one of the following:

3-4

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

or BIOB 170N

Principles Biological Diversity

or BIOE 172N

Introductory Ecology

or BIOO 105N

Introduction to Botany

Physics Requirement - Complete all of the following courses:

PHSX 205N

College Physics I

4

PHSX 206N

College Physics I Lab

1

Total Hours

14-15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ERTH 303N

Weather and Climate

3

NRSM 281

Science of Climate Change

3

NRSM 408

Global Cycles and Climate

3

NRSM 418

Ecosystem Climatology

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Environmental Change

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

FORS 230

Fire Management and Environmental Change

3

FORS 333

Fire Ecology

3

NRSM 385

Watershed Hydrology

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate and Society A

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

NRSM 326

Climate and Society

3

NRSM 349E

Climate Ethics and Policy

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate and Society B

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

COMX 349

Communication, Consumption, and Climate

ECNS 445

Intro to Environmental Economics & Climate Change

ENST 427

Social Issues: The Mekong Delta

NPAD 191

Nonprofit Administration Special Topics Course

PHIL 112E

Intro Ethics and Environment

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Climate Solutions

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BGEN 160S

Issues in Sustainability

BGEN 445

Sustainability Reporting

BMGT 410

Sustainable Business Practices

ENST 391

Special Topics/Experimental Course

ENST 437

Climate Change: Mekong Delta

GPHY 421

Sustainable Cities

NRSM 321

Field Stds Energy Syst Montana

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Policy

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

NRSM 370S

Wildland Conservation Policy/Governance

NRSM 422

Nat Res Policy/Administration

NRSM 427

Advanced Water Policy

WILD 410

Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Experiential Learning Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOE 342

Field Ecology

BIOE 400

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

BIOE 416

Alpine Ecology

BIOE 439

Stream Ecology

BIOE 440

Conservation Ecology

BIOE 451

Landscape Ecology

BIOE 453

Lake Ecology

BIOE 458

Forest and Fire Ecology

ENST 427

Social Issues: The Mekong Delta

ENST 437

Climate Change: Mekong Delta

FORS 130

Intro Forestry Field Skills

FORS 440

Forest Stand Management

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

NRSM 115

First Year Seminar in Field Studies in Conservation

NRSM 273

Wilderness/Civ Field Stds

NRSM 298

Internship

NRSM 345

Watershed Dynamics

NRSM 398

Internship

NRSM 495

Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum

NRSM 498

Internship

NRSM 499

Senior Thesis

PTRM 150

First Year Seminar in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management

PTRM 345X

Sustaining Human Soc & Nat Env

PTRM 418

Winter Wilderness Field Studies

PTRM 484

PTRM Field Measurement Tech

WILD 374

Hunter Check Station

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

BIOE 447

Ecosystem Ecology

FORS 330

Forest Ecology

FORS 341

Timber Harvesting & Roads

FORS 347

Multiple Resource Silviculture

FORS 349

Practice of Silviculture

FORS 440

Forest Stand Management

FORS 499

Senior Thesis

NASX 403

Contmp Tribal Resource Issues

NRSM 326

Climate and Society

NRSM 349E

Climate Change Ethics/Policy

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

NRSM 389E

Ethics Forestry & Conservation

NRSM 462

Rangeland Ecology

NRSM 465

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

NRSM 475

Environment & Development

NRSM 495

Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum

NRSM 499

Senior Thesis

PTRM 300

Recreation Behavior

WILD 410

Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-