UAH

Earth Ecosystem

At least 15 hours of coursework from the following: 

UAH Course # Course Title (Credits) 
ESS 312  Principles of Ecology (4) 
ESS 413 GIS and Image Processing (3) (Required)
BYS 219  Genetics and Evolution (4)
BYS 321  General Microbiology (4) 
BYS 364 Biogeography (3) 
BYS 464  Evolution (3) 
MS 202  Marine Biology (4) 
MS 509   Marine Ecology (4) 
MS 510  Marsh Ecology (4) 
ecosystem

Additionally, PH 101, 102 or PH 111/114, PH 112/115, CH 101/105, 201/205 or CH 121/125, CH 123/126, MA 120 or 171, BYS 120 and CS 102 are required ancillary courses, some of which may satisfy General Education Requirements. 

  • Suggested Minor: Biology


Sample Four-Year Plan: Earth Systems Science Major 

Earth Ecosystems Specialty, Biology Minor option

Year 1

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
EH 101 Freshman Composition GER 3 EH 102 Freshman Composition GER 3
ESS 111 Climate and Global Change 4 ESS 102 Physical Geology 4
FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 BYS 119 Principles of Biology 4
CM 113 Intro Rhetorical Communicat GER 3 CS 102 Intro to C Programming GER 3
*Area II, IV, or V GER 3
Total 14 Total 14

Year 2

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
CH 101/105 Introduction to Chemistry/Lab 3/1 CH 201/205 Elementary Organic Chem/Lab 3/1
PHL 202 Introduction to Ethics GER 3 ST 281 Elements of Statistical Analysis 3
BYS 120 Organismal Biology 4 BYS 219 Genetics and Evolution 4
MA 120 Calculus with Applications 3 Area II, IV, or V GER 3
Area II, IV, or V GER 3 Area II, IV, or V GER 3
Total 17 Total 17

Year 3

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
BYS 300 Cell and Developmental Biology 4 ESS 305 Hydrology 3
ESS 321 Pollution Problems 3 ESS 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3
PH 101 General Physics I 4 ESS 312 Principles of Ecology 4
Area II, IV, or V GER 3 BYS 313 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Elective 3XX or 4XX 3 PH 102 General Physics II 4
Total 17 Total 18

Year 4

Fall Hrs  Spring Hrs 
BYS 364 Biogeography 3 ESS 413 GIS and Image Processing 3
EH 301 Technical Writing GER 3 ESS 499 UG Research 3
BYS 321 General Microbiology 4 Elective 3XX or 4XX 3
Area II, IV, or V GER 3 Elective 3
Elective 3XX or 4XX 3 Elective 3
Total 16 Total 15
Grand Total 128

*Area II, IV or V General Education Requirements (GER):  See Earth Systems Science major, General education requirements course listings for appropriate course selections.