Requirements for the Major in Coastal Environmental Studies

A. Required Foundation Courses for Major (34-35 credits)
MAT 131-C or MAT 125/MAT 126-C (4-6)
CHE 131-E/CHE 133 and CHE 132 (9)
SBC 111 Introduction to Sustainability (3)
SBC 113-E/SBC 114 Physical Geography (4)
SBC 201 Systems and Models (1)
AMS 102-C Elements of Statistics (3)
SBC 205 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis (1)
BIO 201-E Fundamentals of Biology (3)
BIO 204  Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences (2)
ENS 119 Physics for Environmental Studies (4)

B. Career and Leadership Skills (6)
CSK 102 Career Leadership Skills: Working in Teams (1)
CSK 302 Technical Writing and Communication (3)
And two courses selected from CSK 101, 103-109 (1 credit each)

C. Core Courses (29 credits)
MAR 333-H Coastal Oceanography (3)
ENV 315 Coastal Groundwater Hydrology (3)
ENV 316 Coastal Zone Management (3)
SBC 313 GIS Design and Applications (4)
ENV 320/ENV 321 Chemistry for Environmental Scientists (4) 

Students are required to select 9 credits from group A and 3 credits from group B.  

Group A: Environmental Science Electives
BIO 351-H Ecology (3)
BIO 352 Ecology Laboratory (3)
EDP 305 Risk Assessment and Sustainable Development (3)
ENV 304-H Global Environmental Change (3)
ENV 340 Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science (3)
ENV 317 Coastal Pond Algal Ecology
ENV 487 Research in Environmental Science (1-3)
ENV 405 Field Camp (3-6)
MAR 303 Long Island Marine Habitats (3)
MAR 304-E Waves, Tides, and Beaches  (3)
MAR 315-H Conservation Biology and Marine Biodiversity (3)
MAR 336 Marine Pollution (3)
MAR 388 Tropical Marine Ecology (4)
EHI 310 Restoration Ecology (3)
ENS 380: Stony Brook in Tanzania: Lake Victoria Environment and Human Health (4)

Group B: Environment, Society, and Policy
SUS 341-H Environmental Treatises and Protocols (3)
SBC 307-K4 Environmental History of North America (3)
SBC 309 Global Environmental Politics (3)
SUS 342-H Energy and Mineral Resources (3)
EHI 340 Ecological and Social Dimensions of Disease (3)

One of the following courses may also be used to substitute for any of the courses in Group B, however, each of the courses below has a prerequisite outside the major.  
EDP 301 The Built Environment I (3)
EDP 309 Planning: Policies and Regulations (3)
SBC 330-G Extreme Events (3)
SBC 308-K American Environmental Politics (3)
SBC 312-F Environment, Society, and Health (3)
SUS 301 Environmental Ethics (3)
SUS 303: Demographic Change and Sustainability (3)
SBC 311-H Disasters and Society: A Global Perspective (3)

D. Systems Course (3 credits)
One Integrative, Collaborative Systems Project course:
GEO 301 Sustainability of the Long Island Pine Barrens (3)
SBC 401 Integrative, Collaborative Systems Project (3) 
With permission of the Program Director, a student may take SBC 488 Internship in lieu of a Systems Course.

E. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Proficiency in writing, oral communication, and computer literacy will be encouraged in all students.  In addition to CSK 302, these skills will be developed within the context of other formal coursework and no additional credits are required.  To meet the upper-division writing requirement, students must submit two papers from any 300-level or 400-level course in the major to the Director of the COS Undergraduate Program. 

One course passed with a C- may be applied to the major; all other courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Course taken with the Pass/NC option may not be applied to the major.