Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: Coastal Environmental Science Major

Coastal Environmental Science Major

The Coastal Environmental Science major at Flagler College provides students with a strong knowledge base for understanding diverse environmental issues as well as the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research that is focused on coastal issues. Students pursuing this major are therefore required to leave the classroom behind and immerse themselves in “living laboratories” located all around the St. Augustine area. The Coastal Environmental Science major was designed from the 100-level courses to the senior capstone courses to have a firm grounding in undergraduate research. Flagler College can offer this innovative student opportunity due to its unique coastal position in Northeast Florida of being surrounded by a wealth of coastal and marine ecosystems. This proximity allows the Coastal Environmental Science major to take full advantage of its location as an ideal setting to offer undergraduate coastal research opportunities that are usually reserved for graduate studies. Every student in this program is given the opportunity to conduct authentic scientific research by designing, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting their coastal research findings to the Flagler College and larger local community. The Coastal Environmental Science major therefore prepares students for science research careers as well as careers related to sustainable business, environmental law, project management and planning, environmental consulting, education, communication, and service to the community.

Upon completion of an all major and graduation requirements, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

Students currently at Flagler College who wish to change their major to Coastal Environmental Science (CES), must first complete the following general education courses with a grade of C or above:

  1. MAT 135 or MAT 161 or MAT 201 
  2. MAT 223 - Statistics 
  3. One CES majors course (NAS 107 or NAS 111 or NAS 151 or NAS 245)

Required Courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 201 - Calculus I

Prerequisite(s): MAT 161 or placement.

Credits: 4
MAT 223 - Statistics

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
NAS 107 - Environmental Science

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
NAS 111 - Introduction to Biological Science

Prerequisite(s): MAT 135 or placement.

Credits: 4
NAS 151 - Environmental Chemistry I

Prerequisite(s): MAT 135 or placement.

Credits: 4
NAS 203 - Marine Biology

Prerequisite(s): NAS 104 or NAS 111.

Credits: 3
NAS 214 - Principles of Ecology

Prerequisite(s): NAS 111 or NAS 104, and MAT 223.

Credits: 3
NAS 215 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Prerequisite(s): CIS 206 or CIS 351 

Credits: 3
NAS 225 - Science Communication

Prerequisite(s): NAS 107, MAT 223 

Credits: 3
NAS 236 - Environmental Physics

Prerequisite(s): MAT 135.

Credits: 3
NAS 245 - Introductory Oceanography

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
NAS 248 - Aquatic Chemistry

Prerequisite(s): NAS 107, NAS 151.

Credits: 3
NAS 331 - Evolutionary Biology

Prerequisite(s): NAS 111 and NAS 214 

Credits: 3
NAS 352 - Global Climate Change

Prerequisite(s): NAS 236, NAS 245, MAT 201.

Credits: 3
NAS 355 - Coastal Processes

Prerequisite(s):  CIS 206  or CIS 351 , NAS 215 

Credits: 3
NAS 470 - Coastal Field Research Capstone

Prerequisite(s): CES majors:  NAS 300  or NAS 310, plus senior standing.  CES minors:  NAS 104 or NAS 111, NAS 107, and one additional NAS course.

Credits: 4

Also choose 1 course from the following 2 Methods courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
NAS 300 - Science Methods

Prerequisite(s):  CIS 206 OR CIS 351 ,  MAT 223.

Credits: 3
NAS 310 - Field Methods

Prerequisite(s):  CIS 206 OR CIS 351 , MAT 223.

Credits: 4

Also choose 1 course from the following 2 technology courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CIS 206 - Data Management for Business

Prerequisite(s): MAT 135 or equivalent.

Credits: 3
CIS 351 - Introduction to Data Analytics for Sciences

Prerequisite(s): MAT 223 

Credits: 3
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