Two-Year Sample Plan

This plan is for an incoming student with 90 transfer credits, 15 credits in each Area of Knowledge and all prerequisites completed 

Junior Year

Autumn Credits Winter Credits Spring Credits
BIS 300 5 BES 301 (NW) 5 ESS: Core 5
Environmental Science 5 BES 312 (NW) 5 ESS: Policy 5
Society & Environment (I&S) 5 BIS 342 (I&S) 5 Methods 5
Total Credits 15   15   15

Junior Year "To Dos":

  • Start thinking about the Interdisciplinary Practice and Reflection (IPR)** requirement
  • Plan for your career, visit the Career Center!
  • Graduate School? Time to research!
  • Explore Study Abroad options
  • Look into Merit Scholarships

Senior Year 

Autumn Credits Winter Credits Spring Credits
BES 303* 2 ESS: Methods 5 BES 464 5
BIS 315 5 BES 318* 5 BIS 499 (min 2.5 grade) 3
ESS: Core 5 BES 463 (IPR) 3 General Elective (VLPA, DIV) 5
BES 462 (IPR) 2     General Elective (VLPA) 5
Total Credits 14   13   18

Senior Year "To Dos":

  • Have you applied to graduate? Apply three quarters in advance
  • Take an internship
  • Complete IPR if not completed already
  • RSVP to Commencement (May)

*Typically offered once a year

**For more information please visit the IPR page