B.S. Combined Major for Information Science and Environmental Science

Computer Science Overview Courses

Freshmen or freshmen transfers should complete the following two courses:

  • CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1
  • CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation

Computer Science Fundamental Courses

Complete the following four courses with corresponding labs, as indicated.

Computer Science Required Courses

Complete the following two courses:

Information Science Required Courses

Complete the following three courses:

  • IS 2000 Principles of Information Science
  • IS 3500 Information System Design & Development
  • IS 4800 Empirical Research Methods

English Requirement

Complete the following two courses:

  • ENGW 1111 College Writing
  • ENGW 3302 Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions OR ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Mathematics and Statistics Requirements

Choose one calculus course:

  • MATH 1251 Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1 
  • MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering


Environmental Science Required Courses

Environmental Overview



Choose one course:


  • ENVR 4900 Earth & Environmental Science Capstone

Environmental Science Integrative Course


Environmental Science Electives

  • Environmental Science Elective 1
  • Environmental Science Elective 2
  • Environmental Science Elective 3

Choose three Environmental Science Electives (with lab if offered) from list below:

Sustainability Focus Courses


Choose two Sustainability Focus Elective courses from the list below.

  • ECON 3423 Environmental Economics (Prerequisite: ECON 1116)
  • ENVR 4515 Sustainable Development (Prerequisite: Instructor Permission)
  • HIST 3412 Global Environmental History (Prerequisite: HIST 1110)
  • INTL 4937 Dialog: Science and Technology (Prerequisite: Instructor Permission)
  • POLS 2390 Science, Technology and Public Policy (Prerequisite: POLS 1150)
  • POLS 2395 Environmental Politics (Prerequisite: POLS 1150)
  • SOCL 1246 Environment and Society

Chemistry Requirements

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:

Economics Requirement

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following courses:

  • SOCL 4528 Computers & Society
  • SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, and Society
  • ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
  • IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

General Electives

Complete five general electives. One of these electives must be used to satisfy the NU Core arts/humanities level 1 requirement and one must be used to satisfy the NU Core social science level 1 requirement. If the NU Core comparative study of cultures requirement is to be satisfied by taking a course, then it must also be one of the general electives.