B.A. in Environmental Science

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts/Literature3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
BA Environmental Science Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
EA 3342Technical Writing3
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
ES 1100General Geology Laboratory1
ES 1173Environmental Science Lab1
ES 1300General Geology3
ES 1373Intro. Environmental Science3
ES 2300Global Change3
ES 2320General Ecology3
ES 2325Energy Resources and the Environment3
ES 2345Experimental Design3
ES 2450Environmental Geology4
ES 3100Environmental Science Seminar1
ES 3100Environmental Science Seminar1
ES 3100Environmental Science Seminar1
ES 3320Environmental Policy and Regulation3
ES 3330Information Technology3
Major Electives/Concentration 321
Selection one the following outlined below:
Major Electives
Ecology
Geology
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing ES 2345 with a “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours123
1

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

Geophysics Options requires: PY 1404, PY 2404, ES 3325 plus 10 hours from Major Electives.

Major Elective

Major Electives
Select twenty-one hours from the following:21
Geology of Earth Resources
Geophysics
Physical Hydrogeology
Wildlife Research and Management Techniques
Conservation Biology
Environmental Geochemistry
General Physics I
General Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cultural Anthropology
Population and Society
Total Semester Hours21

Ecology Concentration

Ecology Concentration
ES 3360Wildlife Research and Management Techniques3
ES 3335Advanced Spatial Analysis3
ES 3365Conservation Biology3
Major Electives12
Select eleven hours from the following:
Geology of Earth Resources
Geophysics
Physical Hydrogeology
Environmental Geochemistry
General Physics I
General Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cultural Anthropology
Population and Society
Total Semester Hours21

Geology Concentration

Geology Concentration
ES 3340Physical Hydrogeology3
ES 3400Environmental Geochemistry (with Lab)4
ES 34124
Major Electives10
Select ten hours from the following:
Geology of Earth Resources
Geophysics
Wildlife Research and Management Techniques
Conservation Biology
General Physics I
General Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cultural Anthropology
Population and Society
Total Semester Hours21

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser to discuss Math requirement.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
BL 14014BL 14024
ES 11001ES 11731
ES 13003ES 13733
ND 01010MT 23033
 14 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
CH 14014ES 23003
ES 23203ES 23253
ES 23453ES 24504
 16 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
ES 31001ES 31001
Major Elective3ES 33303
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Major Elective3Major Elective3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013TH 33XX Advanced Theology3
Fine Arts/Literature3EA 33423
Social Science3ES 33203
Speech3Major Elective3
ES 31001Major Elective3
 13 15
Total Semester Hours 123