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    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses 
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 32-34

All Fort Lewis College degrees require the completion of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). Liberal Arts Core requirements may be satisfied by major requirements. (aka. “double dipping”)

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

First-Year Launch Course 1 course FLC 100  (Credits:1)
Communication 2 courses COMP 150  AND one CO2 course (Credits: 6)
    One CO2 course AND One CO3 course (Credits: 6)
Mathematics 1 course One MA1 course (Credits: 3-4)
Arts & Humanities 2 courses Two AH courses (Credits: 6)
History 1 course One HI course (Credits: 3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1 course One SS course (Credits: 3)
Additional AH/HI/SS 1 course One additional AH or HI or SS course (Credits: 3)
Natural & Physical Sciences 2 courses Two SC courses - one MUST include a lab (Credits: 7-8)

Major Requirements - Credits: 60

Note: The total major credit requirement listed above does not include credits from liberal arts core courses that may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Mathematics Choices:

Minimum of six (6) credits required

Interdisciplinary Science Courses:

Minimum of 17 credits required, at least 14 credits must be 300 or 400 level

Free Electives - Credits: Variable

Chosen in conjunction with your academic advisor to assure that the total graduation credit requirement for this program is met.  

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits or who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free choices.

Upper Division Requirement - Credits: 36

Among the total required courses, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses. This major may require additional courses to meet the upper division requirement.

Course Information

Prior to course registration, students should review all courses for prerequisites, minimum prerequisite grade requirements and minimum class standing.

Additional Program Notes

BIO 377  only taught in summer.

Note: Students whose placement is MATH 121   or transfer in MATH 121   will have MATH 113  waived. Students whose placement is MATH 221  or transfer in MATH 221  will have MATH 113  and MATH 121  waived. Please email for waiver to be processed on the degree audit.


All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and at least one major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a certificate, minor or teacher licensure.

A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major, a certificate or minor.

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Fort Lewis College. College-sponsored off-campus academic experiences are considered “in residence.”