Environmental Science, A.S.-B.S.

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. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Environmental Science, B.S. 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
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 140) 33
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (1 courses from a discipline other than economics; see UGETC list below)3
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 14
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 14
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L + CHEM 102/102L) 18
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 140) 33
Total Hours12

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
BIO 111GENERAL BIOLOGY I (UNC BIOL 101/101L) 14
One of: 23
CSC 134C++ PROGRAMMING (UNC COMP 110) 2
CSC 151JAVA PROGRAMMING (UNC COMP 110) 2
Electives Counting Toward UNC Minor 46
Total Hours14
Total Community College Hours60-61

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

ENEC 201Introduction to Environment and Society H4
PHYS 114General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences4
or PHYS 118 Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity
One earth system science course3-4
Minor Course #3 23
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Total Hours15-16
H

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

Semester 6

ENEC 203Introduction to Environmental Science Problem Solving3
or ENEC 415 Environmental Systems Modeling
or MATH 528 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I
or MATH 564 Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences
ENEC 698Capstone: Analysis and Solution of Environmental Problems3
or ENEC 694H Honors Project in Environmental Sciences and Studies
PHYS 115General Physics II: For Students of the Life Sciences4
or PHYS 119 Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta
Concentration Course #1 13
Minor Course #4 23
Total Hours16

Semester 7

One course from selected analytical skills option 13-4
Concentration Course #2 13
Concentration Course #3 13
Minor Course #5 23
Elective3
Total Hours15-16

Semester 8

One course from selected analytical skills option 13-4
Concentration Course #4 13
Concentration Course #5 13
Electives6
Total Hours15-16

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 180)
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 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
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 101/101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 279/279L)
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 104 + PHYS 105)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 116 + PHYS 117)
Total Hours34

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 Common Curriculum.