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CAFES Peer Advising

cap and tassleCAFES Advisors are here to support student success! We’re providing advising support via both email and Zoom. Our office is closed at this time to in-person or drop-in appointments due to coronavirus safety precautions.

Bldg. 74M-A
cafesadvising@calpoly.edu

For further information please visit the CAFES Advising Website.

NRES Department Academic Advisor

Meagan GroomMeagan Groom

Phone: 756-xxxx
Office: 74M-A
Email: cafesadvising@calpoly.edu

- Proper course selection and degree requirements
- Using and interpreting the Degree Progress Report
- Understanding and adhering to academic policies
- Supporting students on academic probation, disqualification, and readmission to the university
- Providing suggestions and referrals for other campus support services

NRES faculty provide additional advising for students.

Please see the following faculty members for major-specific questions regarding course substitutions:

Class Offerings for 2021-2022

Students should refer to the Tentative Course Offerings to ensure that the classes they want to take during the academic school year are available.

See also Term Coruses Typically Offered

 

 

Change of Major Policies and Procedures


Change of Major Procedures:

  • Please see ICMA requirements by clicking on the appropriate major.
  • It is advised that students interested in an NRES major should consult with CAFES Advising by visiting drop-in hours (Blg. 74M-A from 9-4 M-Th and 9-12 Fri.). 
  • After all requirements of an ICMA have been fulfilled, then please email the NRES Department Head, Dr. Jeremy James, to initiate the ICMA (jjames20@calpoly.edu).
Environmental Earth & Soil Sciences

Requirements

  1. Completion of ERSC 144, or SS 120, or GEOL 201
  2. Completion of CHEM 127 or PHYS 121, or PHYS 141
  3. Completion of Math 161 or MATH 141
  4. Receive a C or better in each course
  5. If course requirements have been met with a cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.3, an ICMA can be initiated.
  6. If course requirements have not been met, student may enter a one-quarter or two quarter ICMA contract to meet requirements. If one quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.3 with full-time enrollment (12 or more units). With a two quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.3 for the two quarters combined with full-time enrollment (12 or more units each quarter).
  7. Must be able to complete degree requirements within a timely manner.

 

Environmental Management & Protection

Requirements

  1. Completion of NR 142 (offered Fall and Winter terms), or NR 215 with a grade of C or better
  2. Completion of BIO 161 or BOT 121 (depending on concentration interest), or CHEM 127, or SS 120 with a grade of C or better
  3. Completion of Math 161 or Math 221 (or equivalent course) with a grade of C or better
  4. If course requirements have been met with a cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.8, an ICMA can be initiated.
  5. If course requirements have not been met, student may enter a one-quarter or two quarter ICMA contract to meet requirements. If one quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.8 with full-time enrollment (12 or more units). With a two quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.8 for the two quarters combined with full-time enrollment (12 or more units each quarter).
  6. Must be able to complete degree requirements within a timely manner.

 

Forest & Fire Sciences

Requirements

  1. Completion of NR 141 (offered Fall term only), or NR 215
  2. Completion of BOT 121, or CHEM 127, or SS 120
  3. Completion of Math 161 or MATH 221 (or equivalent course)
  4. Receive a C or better in each course
  5. If course requirements have been met with a cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.3, an ICMA can be initiated.
  6. If course requirements have not been met, student may enter a one-quarter or two quarter ICMA contract to meet requirements. If one quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.3 with full-time enrollment (12 or more units). With a two quarter contract, student must achieve a minimum cumulative Cal Poly GPA of 2.3 for the two quarters combined with full-time enrollment (12 or more units each quarter).
  7. Must be able to complete degree requirements within a timely manner. 

 

 

Declare Concentration

To declare or undeclare a concentration, please complete this form

The form will request the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Empl ID
  • Major
  • Catalog Year (i.e., 15-17, 17-19, 19-20, etc.)
  • Concentration* - Please include the official name for your chosen concentration.

* Make sure your chosen concentration is available for the catalog you are following.

Refer to catalog.calpoly.edu for the current catalog.

Senior Project Course Options

  • Students on the ’19-’20 catalog, you will be fulfilling your Senior Project through a class:
    • FNR/FFS:  NR 465 Senior Project – Ecosystem Management OR NR 475 Senior Project – Forest Stewardship (held off-site at Swanton Pacific Ranch)
    • EESS:  SS 424 Senior Project - Env. Soil Physics
    • ENVM:  NR 465 Senior Project - Ecosystem Management
  •   Students on the ’15-’17 or ’17-’19 catalog, you will be replacing the Senior Project requirement (NR 476, 477, 478 or 479 – 3 units) with the following:
    • ENVM: Choose ANY upper division (300 or 400 level) class that is 3 units or more.
    • FNR/FFS:  Choose ANY upper division (300 or 400 level) class that is 3 units or more.
    • EESS:  Choose ANY upper division (300 or 400 level) class that is 3 units or more.

***Students on the ’15-’17 or ’17-’19 catalogs will still be taking either NR 465 or SS 424, but you are on a catalog that requires 3 additional units to fulfill where the former Senior Project requirement was.

 

Double Majors

 

Students are allowed to do a double major between any of the three majors (ENVM, FNR/FFS and EESS) if they can still graduate in a timely manner.  For more information, please contact the NRES Academic Advisor at cafesadvising@calpoly.edu).

 

A student who adds a second major to her/his degree objective is expected to fulfill all requirements for both majors

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