Department of Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment
Students wishing to complete Environmental Science Marine Science emphasis major in four years should complete the general chemistry series and the general biology series during their freshman and sophomore years. Prospective environmental science majors are strongly advised to take additional preparatory courses that provide a strong background in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The preparatory courses are listed with the major; preparatory classes may also be used to fulfill GURs. All preparatory courses required for admission should be completed on a lettered or numeric grading scale, not P/NP, and must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students who wish to pursue a BS major must complete the preparatory courses and apply to the Environmental Science department. The application can be found here. Applications are accepted by April 18 for fall, October 6 for winter and January 15 for spring. It is strongly advised that students meet with the Huxley College admissions advisor as they begin their preparatory classes. Students can also declare as an Environmental Science pre-major during their first advising meeting to receive access to some 300-level courses, be assigned a faculty advisor and join the Huxley College student listserv.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.