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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

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The Environmental Science major is a science-based course of study that focuses on the natural environment and man's interactions and use of its resources. Students examine the structure and function of natural systems and develop techniques and skills that will allow them to work in the field of natural resources.

A degree in Environmental Science can lead to careers in a wide variety of public and private organizations and government agencies. It will also prepare those students who wish to pursue advanced graduate study.

Degree Requirements

A.

General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  For a complete list of general education courses click here. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  Ethics Course Requirement

3 hrs

  ENVS 332View Syllabus Environmental Ethics or 3 hrs
  PHIL 332View Syllabus Environmental Ethics or 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs

B.

Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  All courses that meet this requirement can be found here

C.

Core Requirements

56 hrs

  (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  BIOL 110View Syllabus Principles of Biology I 3 hrs
  BIOL 110LView Syllabus Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 112View Syllabus Principles of Biology II 3 hrs
  BIOL 112LView Syllabus Principles of Biology II Laboratory

2 hrs
  ENVS 115View Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science or 3 hrs
  BIOL 115View Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science

3 hrs
  ENVS 115LView Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory or 2 hrs
  BIOL 115LView Syllabus Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory

2 hrs
  BIOL 324View Syllabus Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  PSYC 324View Syllabus Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  SOCI 324View Syllabus Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences

3 hrs
  BIOL 343View Syllabus Botany or 5 hrs
  ENVS 343Syllabus Not Available Botany

5 hrs
  BIOL 353View Syllabus Zoology or 5 hrs
  ENVS 353View Syllabus Zoology

5 hrs
  ENVS 222View Syllabus Conservation Biology or 3 hrs
  BIOL 222View Syllabus Conservation Biology

3 hrs
  ENVS 251View Syllabus Resource Management* or 3 hrs
  GEOG 251View Syllabus Resource Management*

3 hrs
  ENVS 320View Syllabus Ecology or 3 hrs
  BIOL 320View Syllabus Ecology

3 hrs
  ENVS 320LView Syllabus Ecology Laboratory or 2 hrs
  BIOL 320LView Syllabus Ecology Laboratory

2 hrs
  ENVS 395View Syllabus Research Design or 3 hrs
  BIOL 395View Syllabus Research Design or 3 hrs
  CHEM 395View Syllabus Research Design

3 hrs
  ENVS 490View Syllabus Senior Seminar or 1 hr
  BIOL 490View Syllabus Senior Seminar

1 hr
  ENVS 399View Syllabus Science Internship or 1-3 hrs
  ENVS 499View Syllabus Advanced Science Internship

1-3 hrs
  CHEM 110View Syllabus Chemistry I 3 hrs
  CHEM 111LView Syllabus Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hrs
  CHEM 112View Syllabus Chemistry II 3 hrs
  CHEM 112LView Syllabus Chemistry II Laboratory 2 hrs

D.

Environmental Science Electives

18 sem. hrs

  Eighteen semester hours of courses with a BIOL, ENVS, CHEM, GEOL prefix. A minimum of 12 of these hours must be in upper-level coursework. A maximum of three of these hours may be obtained from internships (ENVS 399/ENVS 499). All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

E.

Electives

2-5 sem. hrs

F.

Total Semester Hours:

120 hrs

  ENVS 490 Senior Seminar 1 hour is the culminating evaluative experience course that assesses the outcomes of the major. Students (majors) must pass the course with a grade of C or higher prior to graduation.
  *Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement

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