Foundation Courses

All students in the Major must complete courses in the Science and Mathematics Foundation and the Environmental Sciences Foundation.

For help planning your courses, please contact your faculty advisor or the ES Program's undergraduate academic advisor, Hannah Whitcomb: hannah-whitcomb@uiowa.edu 

Science and Mathematics Foundation

Students must complete at least 27 s.h. of course work in this area, including ALL of the following:

BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology 4 s.h.
BIOL:1412 Diversity of Form and Function 4 s.h.
CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I 4 s.h.
CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II 4 s.h.
EES:1050 Introduction to Geology (available fall semesters only) 4 s.h.
MATH:1850 Calculus I 4 s.h.

and ONE of these:

CHEM:2021 Fundamentals of Chemical Measurements1   3 s.h.
STAT:3510 Biostatistics 3 s.h.
STAT:4200 Statistical Methods and Computing 3 s.h.

1  Required for Chemical Sciences Track; Statistics option for other tracks.

Environmental Sciences Foundation

Students must complete at least 16 s.h. of course work in this area, including ALL of the following:

ENVS:1085

Fundamentals of Environmental Science*
*In special circumstances, ENVS:1080 may be used as a substitute. Students should contact their academic advisor if they think they have a need to make this substitution.

4 s.h.
BIOL:2673 Ecology (available fall semesters only) 3 s.h.
ENVS:2010 Interdisciplinary Environmental Seminar:Discovering Research, Exploring Careers, Building Connections (take sometime during FIRST 2 years of degree; the old seminar course, ENVS:3000:0001, will also count here) 1 s.h.
ENVS:3010 Interdisciplinary Environmental Seminar: Presenting Research, Preparing for Careers, Strengthening Connections (take sometime during LAST 2 years of degree; the old seminar course, ENVS:3000:0002, will also count here) 1 s.h.
ENVS:3020 Earth Surface Processes 3 s.h.
GEOG:1050 Foundations of GIS 4 s.h.