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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

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement
0-3
    Technology Met in major with GEOG/GEOL 305 or GEOG 308 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with ENVS 490 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met in major with ECON 103 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; maybe met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; may be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; may be met in major

0-6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; may be partially met in major

3-6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science* (3 courses)  
    Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 0
Natural Science Met in major

0

Subtotal   14-35
Requirements in the Major  

77-87

ENVS 101 Intro to Environmental Issues

3

    ENVS 220 Environmental Career Exploration 1
ENVS 350 Special Topics in the Environment

3

ENVS 490 Senior Seminar in Environment

3

BIOL 150 and 151 Elements of Living Systems

4

 
    OR
BIOL 203 and 204 ** Principles of Biology

4

BIOL 205 or 206 General Botany, Zoology

4

BIOL 300 Scientific Process

4

BIOL 403 or 515 Ecology, Environmental Biol

4

CHEM 105 General Chemistry I 

4

CHEM 106/108 General Chemistry II & Lab

4

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

3-4

    GEOG/GEOL 305 or GEOG 308 Intro to Geographic Info Systems, Intro to Geospatial Tech 3
GEOL 110 and 113 Physical Geology and Lab

4

GEOL 335 or 340** Geochemistry, Hydrogeology

3

    MATH 105 or 201 Applied Calculus, Calculus I 3-4
PHYS 201 or PHYS 211 General Physics, Physics with Calculus

4

 
    One course in statistics:  MATH 141, QMTH 205, PLSC 350 or PSYC 301 3-4
    Environmental experiential learning:  ENVS 461, 462, 463, 490 or 495 0-3
Science/Math Electives (select additional courses numbered above 199 from at least 2 designators in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, NUTR,
     PHYS or SCIE)

8-13

 
Environmental humanities and social sciences electives

12

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

3

    ANTH 350 Special Topics (when title Food & Culture) 3
ANTH 540 Human Ecology

3

    BIOL 309      Economic Botony 3
ECON 103 or 215, 343
Introd to Political Economy, Principles of Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

3

    ENVS 350 Special Topics (when different titles) 3
GEOG 101 or 201 Human Geography, Geography of World Regions

3

GEOG 302 Geog Info Systems

3

GEOG 320 Remote Sensing/Environment 3
GEOG 500 Global Sustainable Development

3

    HIST/PEAC 500 Social Movements in US Since 1960 3
PHIL 340 Environmental Ethics

3

PLSC 321, 325 Public Policy & Policy Analysis, Environmental Politics

3

PSYC 311 Ecological Psychology

3

SOCL 310 Sociology of the Environment

3

    SUST 102, 300 Intro to Sustainability, Topics in Applied Sust 3
    MGMT 330 Sustainable Business Practices 3
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

0-26

Total  

120

 *Note: Because this is an interdisciplinary major, the two course rule is not in affect for these areas.

 **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. 

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

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