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Majors and More

Majors and More

Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

The BS degree in Environmental Sciences will educate students in the scientific, social, political, ethical, and policy aspects of environmental issues in preparation for scientific careers in industry, government, and consulting, and for graduate programs in environmental sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 201 Calc for Mgr & Life Sci; Calculus I

3-4

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
MATH 141 Finite Probability & Statistics

3

Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4

Oral Communication See approved list

0-3

Technology See approved list; may be met by another requirement 

0-3

Skills for Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list; may be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

0-3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science Met in major by BIOL 150/151 or 203/204 & GEOL 110

0

Social Science See approved list; may be met in major

0-9*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; may be met in major

0-6*

*Must have 15 hours in these two categories and include at least two designators in each.  
Intensive Writing Met in major by ENVS 520

0

Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met by other requirement

0-3

 
Requirements in the Major  

47-48

ENVS 101 Intro to Environmental Issues

3

 
ENVS 510 Special Topics

3

 
ENVS 520 Seminar in Environment

3

 
BIOL 150 and BIOL 151 Elements of Living Systems

4

 
 
BIOL 203 and BIOL 204 ** Principles of Biology

4

 
 
BIOL 205 or BIOL 206 General Botany, Zoology

4

 
 
BIOL 300 Scientific Process

4

 
BIOL 403 or BIOL 515 Ecology, Environmental Biol

4

 
 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I Lab

1

 
CHEM 106 General Chemistry I Lab

3

 
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II

4

 
CHEM 301 or CHEM 310 Organic Chem I, Essential of Organic Chem

3-4

 
 
GEOL 110 and GEOL 113 Physical Geology and Lab

4

 
 
GEOL 335 or GEOL 340** Geochemistry, Hydrogeology

3

 
 
PHYS 201 or PHYS 211 General Physics, Physics with Calculus

4

 
 
 
Science/Math Electives (select from the following, at least 2 designators)

9-13

BIOL 205 or BIOL 206 General Botany, General Zoology

4

BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

BIOL 323 Tropical Water and Coastal Ecoloogy

4

CHEM 302, CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory

4

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313 Quantitative Analysis

3

CHEM 314 Quantitative Analysis Lab

1

CHEM 315 Environmental Chemistry

3

GEOL 225 Soils and Land Use

3

     
GEOL 335 or GEOL 340 Fundamentals of Geochemistry, Hydrogeology

3

MATH 202 Calculus II

4

MATH 300 Linear Algebra

3

MATH 305 Introd to Differential Equatio

3

MATH 546 Applied Statistics for Science

3

PHYS 202 or PHYS 212 General Physics II, Physics with Calculus II

4

 
Environmental humanities and social sciences electives

12

Select at least three designators from the following:  
ANTH 326 Native Peoples and Environment

3

ANTH 540 Human Ecology

3

Introd to Political Economy, Principles of Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

 

GEOG 101 or GEOG 201 Human Geography, Geography of World Regions

3

GEOG 305 Intro to Geographic Info Syste

3

GEOG 320 Remote Sensing/Environment

3

     
GEOG 500 Global Envirmnt and Sustainble D

3

PHIL 565 Environmental Ethics

3

PLSC 325 Environmental Politics

3

PSYC 311 Ecological Psychology

3

SOCL 310 Sociology of the Environment

3

Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

General Electives  

0-31

Total  

124

**Recommended

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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