Portland State University

Environmental Studies 2011-2012

Bachelor of Science

Printable version

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Select two in a sequence for a min. 8 crs.

Bi 101, 102, 103, General Biology (with labs)

Bi 251, 252 & 253 Principles of Biology II & III (with labs)

Sci 341 & 342 Bio. Concepts & App.

ESR 355, 356 Understanding Environmental Sustainability

Select two courses in one of the following sequences :

BI 101, 102, 103 Biology

or BI 211, 212, 213  Principles of Biology

or BI 141, 142, 143 Habitats

If students want Sci or ESR 300-level courses, they need to be taken at PSU


Ch 104 & 105 Intro. Chemistry I & II


ESM 230 & 231 Fund. of Chemistry I & II

CH 104 & 105 Allied Health Chemistry I & II


ESM 230 & 231 at PSU

ESR 220 Introduction to Environ. Systems

ESR 160 Introduction to Environ. Systems.

(ESR 150 Environmental Studies Orientation may be taken as a prerequisite or concurrently)



ESR 221 Applied Environmental Studies: Problem Solving ESR 202 Applied Environmental Studies: Preparation for Problem Solving 4
ESR 222 Applied Env. Studies: Policy Consid. ESR 201 Applied Environmental Studies- Science/Policy Consideration 4
Choose 4 credits from:  STATS 243, SCI 314, GEOG 496, GEOG 497, or ESM 340 MTH 243 only equivalent available at PCC.  4
WR 327 Technical Report Writing WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing I 4



PSU Environmental Programs    218 Science Building II    (503) 725-4980

The Environmental Science Program allows students to develop the skills and interdisciplinary understanding needed to deal with environmental systems and human impacts on those systems and social implications of decisions concerning the environment. Students should consult with a program adviser to assure proper course planning.

The B.A./B.S. degrees in environmental science rest on an interdisciplinary curriculum that develops understanding and expertise in environmental science by building on a foundation in natural sciences, social sciences and geography complemented by related courses in environmental policy and resource management. Students complete field experiences working on projects in the University, metropolitan community, and region. This degree is more focused on resource management than the Environmental Science degree.


PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2011