Environmental Health Sciences, A.S.-B.S.P.H.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Environmental Health Sciences B.S.P.H. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 1, 34
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 1, 34
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 14
CHM 152General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L) 1, 34
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 43
BIO 111General Biology I (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103) 14
Total Hours13

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
Optional Major Prerequisites0-8
BIO 250
Genetics (UNC BIOL 202) 1, 3
CHM 251
Organic Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 261/262L) 1, 3, 5
Electives4-8
Total Hours13
Total Community College Hours60
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

Counts as a prerequisite for the major.  Please reference the admissions information for full details.

4

All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC–Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

5

IDEAs In Action Requirements: CHEM 262L fulfills RESEARCH.

UNC–Chapel Hill

Semester 5

ENVR 230Environmental Health Issues 13
SPHG 351Foundations of Public Health 13
Three Prerequisite Courses From: 311-12
Ecology and Evolution 1, H
Introduction to Scientific Programming 1
Mathematical and Computational Models in Biology
Ecological Modeling
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences
Total Hours17-18
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Semester 6

ENVR 205Engineering Tools for Environmental Problem Solving 13
ENVR 403Environmental Chemistry Processes 13
SPHG 352Public Health Systems and Solutions 14
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Minor course #1, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
PHYS 119IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta F4
Total Hours18
F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Semester 7

BIOS 600Principles of Statistical Inference 13
ENVRConcentration Major Elective 1, 43-4
Additional Concentration Course Requirements 2, 50-7
Minor course #2, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement0-3
Minor course #3, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement0-3
ENVR 430Health Effects of Environmental Agents3
Total Hours16-18

Semester 8

EPID 600Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health 13
ENVRConcentration Major Elective 1, 43-4
Additional Concentration Course Requirement 2, 50-4
One of: 13
Senior Capstone Course 2
Undergraduate Practicum in Environmental Health Sciences 2
Undergraduate Research 2
Honors Thesis 2
Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement0-3
Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement0-3
Total Hours15-18
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

Applicants to the major should have earned a grade of C or better from UNC–Chapel Hill in at least one course per group in three of the five prerequisite groups. Please reference the admissions information for full details. These courses can count toward this admissions requirement and have been grouped by prerequisite groups. Please be aware that this means student may not be eligible to apply to the major until after Semester 5 at UNC–Chapel Hill unless they choose to take some or all of the three courses at UNC–Chapel Hill in the summer prior to semester 5.  Students also have the option to take MATH 233 to meet the minimum of three courses with a grade of C or better from UNC–Chapel Hill, but this course is not required in the major.

4

Information on concentration options can be found on the degree requirements.  All concentrations require two advanced (400-level or above) courses selected from the concentration list.

5

Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Physics Concentrations both require courses in addition to the two advance ENVR electives.  Full information on these concentrations' requirements can be found on the degree requirements.

Note: All ENVR courses (except for research and practicum: ENVR 695, ENVR 691H, ENVR 692H, and ENVR 593) are offered only once a year, as are SPHG 351 and SPHG 352.  Students should keep this in mind as they are planning their courses at UNC–Chapel Hill.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.

1

Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.

2

Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.

3

ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.