Environmental Science

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Only that (a) General Chemistry will probably also satisfy the chemistry requirement, and [b] an intro biology class that focuses on communities/ecology/species [not cellular or human] will satisfy the biology class requirement.
When should I first meet with my major department? For sorting out challenges for the first semester, either before the semester starts or during the first few days, students should come by in the second month for a good advising session on the program.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? No assignment, but advisors are listed on the department website.
Where can I find information about major advising? See department website.
Does your department have a major planning sheet for me as a guide? Yes, we have a major planning sheet
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? There should be sufficient seats and alternatives.  The department can be contacted to let us know of problems.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

GEOG 205


(Both assuming all lower-division other than 205 is complete, as these could have been completed at a community college.)

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

GEOG 101 or equivalent

GEOG 102 or equivalent

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? no.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

GEOG 101

GEOG 160

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Not applicable.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
Not applicable.



College of Science & Engineering Student Success Center

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Science and Engineering majors and minors

Services offered: academic planning, general education advising, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities, discovering campus resources

Phone: (415) 338-2816
Website: cose.sfsu.edu/cssc
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