Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements Be aware that you may not use courses with an ENV prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 84 units of major requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
Complete at least the following 84 units of major requirements.
Take 31 units of core requirements with a grade of C or better in each course:
ENV 230, 280, 326 and 326L (12 units)
ENV 385W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (4 units)
ENV 408 or 485 (3 units)
POS 359 and STA 270 (6 units)
ENV 490C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (3 units)
3 additional units of upper-division ENV courses
Also complete at least 53 units with an average overall grade of 2.0 or better:
BIO 181:181L and 182 (8 units)
CHM 151, 151L, 152, and 152L (9 units)
SC 111, JLS 130, and COM 150 and 200 (12 units)
GLG 101 and 103 (4 units)
JLS 131 and 231 (6 units)
3 units of 200-level or higher coursework in BIO (not to include BIO 326), CHM, GLG, or PHY
11 units of related courses, chosen with your advisorís approval, from COM 250 and 400; EMF 223 and 229; GGR 239; JLS 232, 331W, 431C, and 440C; PHO 281, 381, and 481; PR 332; and SC 323, 361, 472, and 477.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for information about Environmental Sciences undergraduate courses and faculty.