Information Science and Environmental Science, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Information Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Computer Science/Information Science Overview 11
CS 1210Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1801
Discrete Structures
and Recitation for CS 1800
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Information Science Required Courses
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
IS 3500Information System Design and Development4
IS 4800Empirical Research Methods (Integrative course)4

Environmental Science Courses

Required Environmental Science Courses
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
ENVR 1200
and ENVR 1201
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
ENVR 5210Environmental Planning4
or ENVR 5250 Geology and Land-Use Planning
ENVR 4900Earth and Environmental Science Capstone1
or ENVR 4997 Senior Thesis
Integrative Course
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Environmental Science Electives
Complete three of the following:12
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Field Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
Coastal Processes
and Lab for ENVR 4106
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Environmental Pollution
Geologic Field Seminar
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Sustainability Focus Courses
Environmental Ethics
Complete two of the following:8
Environmental Economics
Sustainable Development
Environmental Science Field Seminar Abroad
Global Environmental History
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy
Environment and Society

Additional Requirements

Mathematics and Statistics
ECON 2350Statistics4
MATH 1251Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 14
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Complete one of the following:5
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Lab for CHEM 1151
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following:4
Technology and Human Values
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Computer Science English Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete five general electives.20

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Employing Ethical Reasoning
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op. 

Program Requirement

135 total semester hours required

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2800
and CS 2801
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ENVR 11014  
ENGW 11114IS 20004  
ENVR 1200
and ENVR 1201
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
5ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
CS 35004CS 12101  
IS 35004CS 48004  
ENVR Elective4PHIL 11804  
 17 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 32004Vacation0Co-op0
 MATH 12514  
 IS 48004  
 ENVR Elective4  
 0 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR 5210 or 52504Vacation0Vacation0
 ENGW 3302 or 33154  
 Sustainability Focus Course4  
 0 16 0 0
Year 5
ECON 11164ECON 23504  
Computing and Social Issues Course4ENVR Elective4  
Sustainability Focus Course4ENVR 4900 or 49971, 4  
 16 13-16  
Total Hours: 133-136