College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Benchmarks

Success in Benchmark courses is an important indicator of your potential to be successful and happy in this major.  Most students who work hard and take advantage of help sources when needed, can be successful -- be sure you are one of them!  Go here for: a downloadable copy of this information.

By the end of Term 2 (second semester) in ENSP, an ENSP major would need to complete the following with a C- or higher:

_____ ENSP101 or ____ ENSP 102

_____ MATH 120 or 130 or 140 (see Math Tracks here).

And two of:

_____ AREC240 or ____AREC241 or ____ ECON200

_____ BSCI 160/161

_____ CHEM 131/132

_____ ENSP Earth Science with lab

By the end of Term 4, an ENSP major would need to complete the benchmarks above and the following with a C- or higher:

All of:

_____ ENSP101 and ENSP102

_____ Two ENSP Core Lab Sciences

In addition:

Policy** students must complete all of:

_____ ECON201 (if required by the concentration)

_____ Statistics

_____ Six (6) credits in their sponsoring department

** Policy concentrations include -- Environmental Economics; Land Use; Environmental Politics & Policy; and Society & Environmental Issues.

Wildlife Ecology and Management and prospective Biodiversity and Conservation Biology students must complete all of:

_____ CHEM 231/232

_____ BSCI 222 and/or ___ PHYS 121

 ____ MATH 121 or MATH 131 or MATH 141 (Biodiversity only)

Other Science** students must complete three of:

_____ MATH 121 or MATH 130 or MATH 141 or appropriate Earth Science

_____ CHEM 231/232 or  appropriate Earth Science

_____PHYS 121 or PHYS161/174 or appropriate Life Science

** The other science concentrations include -- Environment and Agriculture; Environmental Geoscience and Restoration; Global Environmental Change; Marine & Coastal Management; and Soil, Water, and Land Resources.  Please refer to the advising checklists for your specific concentration as requirements do differ between them.

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