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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

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.

Department

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements: 38-41 sem.

  • 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 332 Environmental Ethics or 3 hrs
  • PHIL 332 Environmental Ethics or 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here

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 110 Principles of Biology I 3 hrs
  • BIOL 110L Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hrs
  • BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 3 hrs
  • BIOL 112L Principles of Biology II Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • ENVS 115 Introduction to Environmental Science or 3 hrs
  • BIOL 115 Introduction to Environmental Science

    3 hrs

  • ENVS 115L Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory or 2 hrs
  • BIOL 115L Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • BIOL 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  • PSYC 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences

    3 hrs

  • BIOL 343 Botany or 5 hrs
  • ENVS 343 Botany

    5 hrs

  • BIOL 353 Zoology or 5 hrs
  • ENVS 353 Zoology

    5 hrs

  • ENVS 222 Conservation Biology or 3 hrs
  • BIOL 222 Conservation Biology

    3 hrs

  • ENVS 251 Resource Management* or 3 hrs
  • GEOG 251 Resource Management*

    3 hrs

  • ENVS 320 Ecology or 3 hrs
  • BIOL 320 Ecology

    3 hrs

  • ENVS 320L Ecology Laboratory or 2 hrs
  • BIOL 320L Ecology Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • ENVS 395 Research Design or 3 hrs
  • BIOL 395 Research Design or 3 hrs
  • CHEM 395 Research Design

    3 hrs

  • ENVS 490 Senior Seminar or 1 hrs
  • BIOL 490 Senior Seminar

    1 hrs

  • ENVS 399 Science Internship or 1-3 hrs
  • ENVS 499 Advanced Science Internship

    1-3 hrs

  • CHEM 110 Chemistry I 3 hrs
  • CHEM 111L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hrs
  • CHEM 112 Chemistry II 3 hrs
  • CHEM 112L Chemistry II Laboratory 2 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 (ENVS 399/ENVS 499). All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Electives 2-5 sem. hrs

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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