Changes to UCSC Environmental Studies Major for Transfers
The University of California, Santa Cruz announced a major change that their Environmental Science (ENVS) department has made. The ENVS department is moving their junior level core course, ENVS 100 and 100L to the Winter quarter. This course has historically been offered and taught every Fall quarter each year and community college transfer students have had difficulty progressing in the major if they do not transfer with all pre-requisites completed.
UCSC believes this move to offer ENVS 100 and Lab during the Winter quarter will be good for transfer students spicifically. It is still best if transfer students attend having met all pre-requisites except the BioStatistics (AMS 7/L). With this change, there is now the Fall quarter to take General Ecology (ENVS 24) if needed, and the AMS 7/L. Winter 2013 UCSC will begin offering the first Winter quarter ENVS 100/100L. It will then be offered only in Winter quarters. The course is offered only once a year so students must plan ahead and meet with their UCSC counselors or advisors once on campus or through pre-admission advising.
The Fall 2011 quarter students will take ENVS 100/L this Fall if they have completed all pre-requisites except AMS 7/7L and ENVS 24. Santa Cruz recognizes that there are a number of California Community Colleges that do not offer the equivalent of General Ecology (ENVS 24) and so we have allowed transfer students to take it concurrently with ENVS 100/100L and AMS 7/7L but that has been a very large course load for the first quarter of transfer.
For more information, please visit the ENVS Department.