Environmental and Ocean Sciences Minor

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Environmental and Ocean Sciences Minor

EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
and one upper division science course (3-4 units) from the following list:
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 355Environmental Chemistry3
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 438Animal Behavioral Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 439Animal Behavioral Ecology3
EOSC 440Mathematical Modeling in Ecology4
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Environmental and Ocean Geochemistry4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 480Geology and Human Health3
EOSC 481Natural Resources of Death Valley3
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4

1Students may take EOSC 474 without EOSC 474L.

Environmental Studies and Policy Minor 

EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad

Note: Environmental and Ocean Sciences majors (Marine Ecology and Environmental Science pathways only) can minor in Environmental Studies and Policy and should take EOSC 305 in place of EOSC 300 within the minor. Upper-division courses that are used to satisfy requirements in the Environmental and Ocean Sciences major may not also be used to satisfy requirements in the Environmental Studies and Policy minor.

Choose three upper division courses (9-10 units) from the following. At least two must be non-science courses.
Science Courses:
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 355Environmental Chemistry3
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 438Animal Behavioral Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 439Animal Behavioral Ecology3
EOSC 440Mathematical Modeling in Ecology4
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Environmental and Ocean Geochemistry4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 480Geology and Human Health3
EOSC 481Natural Resources of Death Valley3
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4
Non-Science Courses:
ECON 308Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
EOSC 305Environmental Assessment Practices3
EOSC 404Topics in Environmental Studies3-4
HIST 370American Environmental History3
PHIL 338Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 344Environmental Justice3
POLS 329Law of the Sea3
POLS 348Indigenous Peoples and the Environment3
POLS 349Politics and the Environment3
SOCI 315Health and Society3
SOCI 471Environmental Inequality and Justice3
SOCI 473Sustainability: Sociological Perspectives3
THRS 338Faith & Environmental Justice3
Interdisciplinary EOSC Courses:
EOSC 405Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Studies3-4
EOSC 406Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science3-4

Other upper division courses by approval in ECON, ETHN, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCI and THRS, and approved study abroad courses.

1Students may take EOSC 474 without EOSC 474L