Have a Question?
< All Topics

Environmental Science – Biology, BS (2023-2024)

Environmental Science – Biology, BS

For more details on the program, visit the links below:


The following curriculum map is plan for a new student with zero credits. If you have any transfer work, AP credits, Running Start credits, or any other type of college level coursework, your plan will be different. Please always connect with your advisor and faculty mentor to double check you are on the correct path! Also, if you are required to take pre-university level courses, your plan will be different too.

Year 1

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
BIOL 1715BIOL 1725BIOL 1735
CHEM 1714BIOL 2703CHEM 1734
CHEM 171L1CHEM 1724CHEM 173L1
MATH 1415CHEM 172L1ENGL 1015
Credit Total:15Credit Total:13Credit Total:15
Take a first year seminar course
Visit Career Services or take a Career Exploration course
Meet with your academic advisor every term
Join the Sustainability club
Attend at least three campus events/activities
Talk to professor in a major you’re interested in pursuing
Check out volunteer and service activities
Explore interests and begin planning path at EWU

Year 2

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
ENVS 1005BIOL 301, 302, 303, or 3045Math/Stats (1 of 2)4
MATH 1425GEOS 1115GEOS 1125
ENGL 2015GEOS 3235Hum/Art BACR5
Credit Total:15Credit Total:15Credit Total:14
Meet with CAAR advisor
Declare your Major! Meet with faculty advisor
Join a Science Club
Attend a lecture series
Use SOAR to track degree progress
Apply for Summer internships
Participate in academic projects or research


Year 3

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
GEOS 3204BIOL upper-level elective5BIOL upper-level elective5
ECON 1005Hum/Art BACR5Diversity4
ENVS 3001Soc. Science BACR5Math/Stats (2 of 2)4
BIOL 4404
Credit Total:14Credit Total:15Credit Total:13
Meet with faculty advisor
Attend lecture series
Make an appointment with Career Advisor
Identify possible Junior year project
Prepare resume and have it reviewed by a Career Advisor
Identify faculty mentor for a possible directed study project
Apply for a summer internship
Work with faculty on a project, plan for life after college

Year 4

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
BIOL upper-level elective5BIOL upper-level elective5Global4
GEOS 4704BIOL 4905Upper division elective10
PLAN 4313ENVS 4001
Upper division elective4
Credit Total:12Credit Total:15Credit Total:14
Meet with faculty advisor
Apply for graduation using SOAR
Grad school? Take GRE, update resume and apply!
Want a job? Update cover letter and resume, Visit the Career Center
Complete directed-study research project
Use SOAR to track degree progress
Participate in Research & Creative Works Symposium
Graduate w/ an Environmental Science degree from EWU!