Bachelors in Environment & Society (Replaced Environmental Studies)

From Fall 2016 the NEW B.S. STEM degree in Environment & Society replaced the major, Environmental Studies. The new program explores how humans affect and are affected by changes in the natural environment. It combines courses from the social sciences and the sciences to investigate today’s pressing environmental issues, such as ecosystem management, climate change, natural resource conservation, food production, marine exploitation, urban sustainability, land use planning, severe storm mitigation, and environment health–including how those issues are debated, measured, evaluated and then formulated into public policy. The program requires 41 hours with a grade of C- or better in each course; with at least 18 credit hours from upper level (3000 and 4000) courses. Here is a list of courses, with ones available Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 highlighted (all are 3 credits except for classes with 1 additional lab credit).

REQUIRED (14 credit hours)

CHM1045 and CHM1045L General Chemistry I with Lab (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
BSC2010 and BSC2010L Biological Science I with Lab (CHM1045 is a prerequisite) (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO1330 Environmental Science (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO2200C Physical Geography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)


BOT3143C Field Botany (Fall 2016)
BSC3052 Conservation Biology (Fall 2016)
BSC3016 Eukaryotic Diversity (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
BSC3312 Marine Biology (Spring 2017)
BSC4514 Aquatic Pollution Biology
BSC4821C Biogeography (Fall 2016)
CHM4080 Environmental Chemistry I
CHM4081 Environmental Chemistry II
EES2205C Environmental Engineering Chemistry
EES3040 Introduction to Environmental Engineering Science (Fall 2016)
ENV4001 Environmental Engineering (Fall 2016)
ENV4041 Environmental Systems Analysis
ENV4405 Water Reuse Engineering
ENV4341 Solid & Hazardous Waste
GEO4210 Landforms & Landscapes (Fall 2016)
GEO4280 Geography of Water Resources (Spring 2017)
GEO4300 Biogeography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO4376 Landscape Ecology (Fall 2016)
GEO4930 Marine Conservation (Fall 2016)
GLY1030 Environmental Issues in Geology
GLY2010C Physical Geology (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GLY3039 Energy, Resources & Environment (Spring 2017)
IFS2080 Glaciers, Geysers & Glades: Exploring US National Parks (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
IFS3044 Living Green: Theory to Action (Spring 2017)
ISC2003 Global Change, its Scientific & Human Dimensions
MET2101 Physical Climatology
MET2502 Weather Analysis & Forecasting (Spring 2017)
MET2700 General Meteorology (Fall 2016)
MET3300 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics (Spring 2017)
OCE4008 Principles of Oceanography (Spring 2017)
OCE4017 Current Issues in Environmental Science (Fall 2016)
OCE4265 Coral Reef Ecology (Fall 2016)
PCB3043 General Ecology (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
PCB4402 Ecology of Infectious Diseases (Fall 2016)


AMH4630 North American Environmental History
AMH4634 Florida Environmental History
AMH2097 Nationality, Race & Ethnicity in the United States (Fall 2016)
ECP3113 Economics of Population
ECP3302 Economics of Natural Resources, Energy & Environment (Fall 2016)
EVR4314 Energy & Society
GEO3423 Sports Geography
GEO3502 Economic Geography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO4355 Geography of Food & Environment (Fall 2016)
GEO4357 Environmental Conflict & Economic Development
GEO4403 Global Change, Local Places
GEO4421 Cultural Geography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO4450 Medical Geography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO4471 Political Geography (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GEO4503 Globalization (Fall 2016)
GEO4602 Urban Geography (Fall 2016)
GEO4700 Transport Geography
IFS2012 Sustainable Society (Honors) (Fall 2016)
IFS2029 Dead Cities (Honors) (Spring 2017)
IFS2070 Thinking Beyond Ourselves: Global Perspectives (Fall 2016)
IFS2077 “Great” Britain? Geography, Imperialism, Industry & Culture (Honors) (Spring 2017)
INR2002 Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2016)
INR3502 International Organization (Fall 2016)
PAD3003 Public Administration in American Society (Fall 2016)
PAD4382 Disaster Recovery & Mitigation (Fall 2016)
PAD4391 Foundations in Emergency Management (Fall 2016)
PAD4393 Emergency Management Programs, Planning & Policy (Fall 2016)
PAD4603 Administrative Law (Fall 2016)
PHI2620 Environmental Ethics
PUP3002 Introduction to Public Policy (Fall 2016)
PUP4203 Environmental Politics & Policy
SYD3020 Population & Society (Fall 2016)
SYD4510 Environmental Sociology
URP3000 Introduction to Planning & Urban Development (Fall 2016)
URP4318 Growth Management & Environmental Planning
URP4402 Sustainable Development Planning in the Americas
URP4423 Environmental Planning & Resource Management (Fall 2016)
URP4710 Introduction to Transportation Issues & Transportation Planning (Fall 2016)
URP4936 Pedestrian Communities (Fall 2016)
URP4936 Tourism Planning (Fall 2016)

METHODS ELECTIVES (6/7 credit hours)

ENV4611 Environmental Impact Analysis
GEO4114 Environmental Field Methods
GEO4162 Spatial Data Analysis (Fall 2016)
GIS3015 Map Analysis (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
GIS4006 Computer Cartography
GIS4035 & GIS4035L Remote Sensing with Lab (Fall 2016)
GIS4043 & GIS4043L Geographic Information Systems with Lab (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
IFS2040 Putting Science into Action: Field Methods for Plant Ecology
STA2122 Introduction to Applied Statistics (Fall 2016)
STA2171 Statistics for Biology (Fall 2016)
STA3024 SAS for Data & Statistical Analysis (Fall 2016)
SYA4300 Methods of Social Research (fall 2016)
SYA4400 Social Statistics (Fall 2016)


A minor in Environment & Society consists of minimum of 15 credit hours, including GEO1330 Environmental Science, GEO2200C Physical Geography, and one course each from Natural Science Electives, Social Science Electives, and Methods Electives (total 9/10 credit hours). No more than 6 hours may overlap between the Geography major and the Environment & Society minor.