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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


General Education Requirements

38-41 sem. hrs

  Ethics Course Requirement

3 hrs

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


Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)


Core Requirements

54 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
  BIOL 324View Syllabus (PSYC 324) (SOCI 324) Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hrs
  BIOL 343View Syllabus Botany 5 hrs
  BIOL 353View Syllabus Zoology 5 hrs
  ENVS 222View Syllabus (BIOL 222) Conservation Biology 3 hrs
  ENVS 251View Syllabus (GEOG 251) Resource Management* 3 hrs
  ENVS 320View Syllabus (BIOL 320) Ecology 3 hrs
  ENVS 320LView Syllabus (BIOL 320L) Ecology Laboratory 2 hrs
  ENVS 395View Syllabus (BIOL 395) (CHEM 395) Research Design 3 hrs
  ENVS 490View Syllabus (BIOL 490) Senior Seminar 1 hr
  ENVS 399/499Syllabus Not Available Science Internship 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
  GEOG 101View Syllabus (ANTH 101) Introduction to Geography* 3 hrs


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 (BIOL/CHEM/ENVS 399/499). All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.



4-7 sem. hrs


120 sem. hrs


ENVS/BIOL 490 Senior Seminar 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.

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