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BS Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences 1BS ENVIRONMENTAL EARTHAND SOIL SCIENCESProgram Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.2. Effectively communicate scientific and technical knowledge in aprofessional manner.3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply technical knowledge inthe following key areas:a. Geology & Climate rock materials and processes of thelithosphere, plate tectonics; deformational histories, and pastclimates;b. Soils & Water morphology, ecology, chemistry, physics, andhealth;c. Geography & Geospatial Technology human cultural impacts,resource utilization trends and spatial patterns, geographicinformation systems and modeling;d. Resource Management effects of land management activitieson, and restoration and rehabilitation of, soil and water resources.4. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative skills and informationmanagement specific to their discipline areas.5. Exhibit an understanding of their professional and ethicalresponsibilities, including respect for diversity.6. Promote life-long learning habits by exposing students to thediscovery process of applied research and demonstration projectsconducted by the faculty.Degree Requirements and CurriculumIn addition to the program requirements listed on this page, studentsmust also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in theMinimum Requirements for Graduation (http://catalog.calpoly.edu/generalrequirementsbachelorsdegree/#generaleducationtext) section ofthis catalog, including: 60 units of upper division courses Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) 2.0 GPA U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected ascredit/no credit.MAJOR COURSESERSC/NR 140 Careers in Natural ResourcesManagement and EnvironmentalSciences1ERSC144 Introduction to Earth Science 4ERSC223 Rocks and Minerals 4ERSC303 Soil Erosion and Water Conservation 4ERSC/GEOG 333 Human Impact on the Earth 4ERSC363 Undergraduate Seminar 2SS121 Introductory Soil Science 4SS221 Soil Health and Plant Nutrition 4SS321 Soil Morphology 4SS422 Soil Ecology 4SS432 Environmental Soil Physics 5SS423 Environmental Soil and WaterChemistry5Select one of the following courses to fulfill the seniorproject requirement:3ERSC/NR 476 Senior Project - Advanced InternshipExperience in EnvironmentalScience/ManagementERSC/NR 477 Senior Project - Research Experiencein Environmental ScienceERSC/NR 478 Senior Project - Current Topics inEnvironmental Science/ManagementERSC/NR 479 Senior Project - Independent StudyBOT121 General Botany (B2 & B4) 1 4CHEM127 General Chemistry for Agriculture andLife Science I (B3 & B4) 14CHEM128 General Chemistry for Agriculture andLife Science II4CHEM129 General Chemistry for Agriculture andLife Science III4CHEM312 Survey of Organic Chemistry 5GEOG150 Human Geography (D3) 1 4GEOG301 Geography of Resource Utilization(D5) 14orGEOG308 Global GeographyGEOL201 Physical Geology 3GEOL241 Physical Geology Laboratory 1GEOL415 Structural Geology 4MATH161 Calculus for the Life Sciences I (B1)1,24orMATH141 Calculus INR/LA 218 Introduction to GeographicInformation Systems (GIS)3-4orGEOG318 Applications in GISPHYS121 College Physics I 3 4orPHYS141 General Physics IASTAT218 Applied Statistics for the LifeSciences (B1) 14Concentration (32 units) or Approved Electives (20 units) incombination with Free Electives 4, 520-32GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)(See GE program requirements below.) 48FREE ELECTIVESFree Electives 0-12Total units 180-1811 Required in Major; also satisfies GE.2 Students in the Geology concentration need to take MATH141to meet prerequisites for courses in the concentration. Studentsinterested in the Soil Geotechnical Studies career electives area needto take MATH141 to meet prerequisites for courses in that area.3 Students in the Geology concentration need to take PHYS141to meet prerequisites for courses in the concentration. Studentsinterested in the Soil Geotechnical Studies career electives area needto take PHYS141 to meet prerequisites for courses in that area.2 BS Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences4 Unless a concentration is declared, the default will be a combinationof Approved Electives and Free Electives.5 Students who do not declare a concentration are encouraged to useApproved Electives and Free Electives to earn a minor. See the belowApproved Electives Guide for recommended minors.Concentrations Geology (http://catalog.calpoly.edu/collegesandprograms/collegeofagriculturefoodenvironmentalsciences/naturalresourcesmanagementenvironmentalsciences/bsenvironmentalearthsoilsciences/geologyconcentration) Hydrology (http://catalog.calpoly.edu/collegesandprograms/collegeofagriculturefoodenvironmentalsciences/naturalresourcesmanagementenvironmentalsciences/bsenvironmentalearthsoilsciences/hydrologyconcentration)Approved Electives GuideApproved electives are courses that support the below career areas.Refer to number(s) next to each course to identify which coursesalign with each of the career areas. Consultation with an advisor isrecommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind yourselections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/orgoals.1. Climate Change Science2. Environmental Mitigation Strategies3. Environmental Policy and Management4. Environmental Soil Science5. Forest and Environmental Practices6. Geospatial Technology7. Soil Geotechnical Studies8. Sustainable Agriculture9. Urban ForestryAdditionally, a student may earn one or more of the following minorsthrough the appropriate selection of approved electives in combinationwith free electives (refer to advising materials for the minor): Anthropology and Geography Biology Geographic Information Systems for Agriculture Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment Sustainable Environments Water ScienceApproved ElectivesSelect from the following:At least 8 units must be upper division (300-400 level)No more than 6 units of ERSC339, SS339, or NR339may count towards the degree.Courses used to meet a degree requirement cannotdouble count as an elective.AEPS123 Landscape Installation andMaintenance 5, 9AEPS124 Plant Propagation 5, 9AEPS233 Plant Materials I 5, 9AEPS234 Plant Materials II 5, 9AEPS203 Organic Enterprise 8AEPS230 Environmental Horticulture 8, 9AEPS244 Precision Farming 6, 8AEPS250 California Fruit Growing 8AEPS260 Introduction to Vegetable Science 8AEPS313 Agricultural Entomology 8AEPS/AG 315 Organic Crop Production 8AEPS321 Weed Biology and Management 5, 8AEPS323 Plant Pathology 8AEPS327 Vertebrate Pest Management 5AEPS350 Abiotic Plant Problems 9AEPS381 Native Plants for CaliforniaLandscapes 8, 9AEPS425 Arboriculture 5, 9AEPS431 Insect Pest Management 8AEPS441 Biological Control for PestManagement 8AEPS445 Cropping Systems 8AG339 Internship in Agriculture 8AG/EDES/ENGR/ISLA/SCM/UNIV350The Global Environment 1, 8AG360 Holistic Management 5, 8AGB212 Agricultural Economics 8AGB312 Agricultural Policy 8AGB369 Agricultural Personnel Management 8ANT201 Cultural Anthropology 1orANT202 World PrehistoryANT250 Biological Anthropology 1ARCE211 Structures I 7orCE204 Mechanics of Materials IARCE212 Structures II 7orME211 Engineering StaticsARCE223 Mechanics of Structural Members 7orCE207 Mechanics of Materials IIARCE422 Foundation Design 7ASCI112 Principles of Animal Science 8ASCI221 Introduction to Beef Production 8ASCI223 Systems of Small RuminantManagement 8ASCI311 Advanced Beef Cattle SystemManagement 8BIO329 Vertebrate Field Zoology 2BIO427 Wildlife Management 2BIO435 Plant Physiology 5BOT326 Plant Ecology 2BRAE133 Introduction to Engineering DesignGraphics 5, 6BRAE141 Agricultural Machinery Safety 8BRAE142 Agricultural Power and MachineryManagement 8BRAE151 CAD for Agricultural Engineering 5, 6BRAE237 Introduction to Engineering Surveying5BS Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences 3BRAE239 Engineering Surveying 5, 6BRAE/NR 247 Forest Surveying 5BRAE340 Irrigation Water Management 5, 8BRAE345 Aerial Photogrammetry and RemoteSensing 6BRAE348 Energy for a Sustainable Society 1BRAE447 Advanced Surveying with GISApplications 6CE112 Design Principles in Civil Engineering6CE113 Computer Aided Drafting in CivilEngineering 6CE204 Mechanics of Materials I 7CE381&CE382Geotechnical Engineeringand Geotechnical EngineeringLaboratory 7orARCE421 Soil MechanicsCHEM313 Survey of Biochemistry andBiotechnology 4CHEM331 Quantitative Analysis 4CHEM341 Environmental Chemistry: WaterPollution 4CRP212 Introduction to Urban Planning 3, 5, 6, 9CRP336 Introduction to EnvironmentalPlanning 5, 6CRP/NR 404 Environmental Law 1CRP/NR 408 Water Resource Law and Policy 2, 3, 5,8CRP420 Land Use Law 3, 5CSC/CPE 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science 6CSC235 Fundamentals of Computer Sciencefor Scientists and Engineers I 6ECON221 Microeconomics 3EDES406 Sustainable Environments 8ENVE264 Environmental Fluid Mechanics 7ENVE324 Introduction to Air Pollution 1ERSC/GEOG 250 Physical Geography 1ERSC323 Geomorphology 4, 6ERSC/GEOG 325 Climate and Humanity 1ERSC/SS 339 Internship in Environmental Earth andSoil Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9orNR339 Internship in Forest and Natural ResourcesERSC/GEOG 414 Global and Regional Climatology 1ERSC/GEOG 415 Applied Meteorology and Climatology1ES241 Survey of Indigenous Studies 9GEOG308 Global Geography 1GEOG328 Applications in Remote Sensing 1, 6GEOG440 Advanced-Applications in GIS 1GEOL203 Fossils and the History of Life 1GEOL205 Earthquakes 7GEOL305 Fundamentals of Seismology 7GEOL420 Applied Geophysics 7JOUR203 News Reporting and Writing 5JOUR205 Agricultural Communications 5MATH142 Calculus II 4orMATH162 Calculus for the Life Sciences IIMATH143 Calculus III 7MATH241 Calculus IV 7MCRO221 Microbiology 5MCRO436 Microbial Ecology 5ME320 Consumer Energy Guide 1NR141 Introduction to Forest EcosystemManagement 5, 9NR142 Environmental Management 8, 9NR204 Wildland Fire Control 5, 9NR208 Dendrology 5, 9NR215 Land and Resource Measurements 5NR260 Forest Practices and EnvironmentalProtection 5NR306 Natural Resource Ecology andHabitat Management 2, 5, 6, 9NR/ES 308 Fire and Society 5NR312 Technology of Wildland FireManagement 5NR315 Measurements and Sampling inForested Environments 5NR320 Watershed Processes andManagement 5NR324 Social Dimensions of SustainableFood and Fiber Systems 8NR326 Natural Resources Economics andValuation 1, 3, 5NR340 Wildland Fire Management 5, 9NR350 Urban Forestry 5, 9NR/ES 360 Ethnicity and the Land 5NR365 Silviculture and VegetationManagement 5NR400 Special Problems for AdvancedUndergraduates 9NR/ES 406 Indigenous Peoples and InternationalLaw and Policy 9NR418 Applied GIS 1, 6, 9NR420 Watershed Assessment andProtection 5NR434 Wood Properties, Products andSustainable Uses 5, 9NR435 Environmental Policy Analysis 1, 3NR455 Wildland-Urban Fire Protection 5, 9NR475 Sustainable Forest andEnvironmental Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9PHIL340 Environmental Ethics 1, 3PHYS122 College Physics II 4orPHYS132 General Physics IIPHYS133 General Physics III 7PHYS410 Physics of Solid Earth 7POLS112 American and California Government34 BS Environmental Earth and Soil SciencesPOLS245 Judicial Process 3POLS341 American Constitutional Law 3POLS343 Civil Rights in America 3POLS344 Civil Liberties 3PSC320 Energy, Society and the Environment1RPTA112 Introduction to Parks and OutdoorRecreation 3RPTA302 Environmental and WildernessEducation 3RPTA325 Leadership in Outdoor Experiences 3SS/ERSC 200 Special Problems for Undergraduates(2) 4SS/ERSC 270 Selected Topics (2) 4SS322 Soil Plant Relationships 4, 8SS431 Digital Soil Mapping 3, 4, 5, 6, 9SS/ERSC 400 Special Problems for AdvancedUndergraduates 4SS/NR/BIO 421 Wetlands 2, 4, 5SS431 Digital Soil Mapping 3, 4, 5, 6, 9SS440 Forest and Range Soils 4, 5, 9SS442 Vadose Zone and GroundwaterProcesses 4SS444 Soil Judging 4SS/ERSC 470 Selected Advanced Topics 4SS/ERSC 471 Selected Advanced Laboratory 4SS508 Environmental Assessment forErosion Control 4SS522 Advanced Soil Fertility 4SS582 GIS in Advanced Land Management 4STAT313 Applied Experimental Design andRegression Models 6STAT331 Statistical Computing with R 6UNIV/POLS 333 World Food Systems 8UNIV391 Appropriate Technology for theWorld's People: Development 8WVIT233 Basic Viticulture 8WVIT331 Advanced Viticulture - Fall 8WVIT332 Advanced Viticulture - Winter 8WVIT333 Advanced Viticulture - Spring 8WVIT428 Winegrape Vineyard Management 8Any upper division AEPS, AG, ANT, BIO, BOT, BRAE,CHEM, COMS, EDES, GEOG, JOUR, MCRO, or UNIVcoursesGeneral Education (GE) Requirements 72 units required, 24 of which are specified in Major and/or Support. See the complete GE course listing (http://catalog.calpoly.edu/generalrequirementsbachelorsdegree/#generaleducationtext). Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.Area A CommunicationA1 Expository Writing 4A2 Oral Communication 4A3 Reasoning, Argumentation andWriting4Area B Science and MathematicsB1 Mathematics/Statistics (8 units inMajor) 10B2 Life Science (4 units in Major) 1 0B3 Physical Science (4 units in Major) 1 0B4 One lab taken with either a B2 or B3courseArea C Arts and HumanitiesC1 Literature 4C2 Philosophy 4C3 Fine/Performing Arts 4C4 Upper-division elective 4Area C elective (Choose one course from C1-C5) 4Area D/E Society and the IndividualD1 The American Experience (Title 5,Section 40404 requirement)4D2 Political Economy 4D3 Comparative Social Institutions (4units in Major) 10D4 Self Development (CSU Area E) 4D5 Upper-division elective (4 units inMajor) 10Area F TechnologyF Upper-division elective (BRAE340recommended)4Total units 481 Required in Major; also satisfies GE.
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