Dec 12, 2017
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Environmental Science, B.S. 4-year sequences:
Graduates obtaining a B.S. in Environmental Science are well-prepared to meet today’s rapidly shifting global career demands and to face opportunities focused on environmental preservation, restoration, and sustainable management. Four concentrations are designed to prepare students for professional careers and/or advanced studies. These concentrations provide proficiency and expertise in the areas of: Land Resources, Plant Science Innovations, Aquatic Biology, and Environmental Health. Upon completion of the environmental science program, students will possess a strong foundation of environmental science, use problem-solving skills, and apply theoretical principles to research, geographic information systems, statistical applications and sustainability modeling. Students are introduced to various components of industry via a required internship. Graduates are prepared to solve real life environmental problems as a result of practical skills developed in the field and in the lab. The focus on global ethical responsibility combined with communication and teamwork enhance students’ professionalism and social awareness for success in individual and collaborative settings.
Bachelor of Science Degree
|Total for graduation
Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)
Three credits must be selected from RES-A.
Global Perspective (6 credits*)
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.
General Education (40 credits)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytical Reasoning and Natural Sciences (11 credits)
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts, and philosophy.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses. Recommend RES-A or RES-B course.
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses. Recommend RES-A or RES-B course.
Selectives (2 credits)
Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.
Core Requirements (30 credits)
Concentrations (50-52 credits)
Required Courses (31 credits)
Aquatic Biology Concentration - Selectives 1 (12 cr.)
If not taken to satisfy other Aquatic Biology requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Aquatic Biology Concentration - Selectives 2 (7 cr.)
The following may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Required Courses (43 credits)
Environmental Health Concentration - Selectives (7 credits)
If not taken to satisfy other Environmental Health requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Required Courses (34-36 credits)
Land Resources Concentration - Selectives (14-16 credits)
If not taken to satisfy other Land Resources requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Plant Science Innovations
Required Courses (17 credits)
Plant Science Innovations Concentration - Selectives 1 (20 credits)
If not taken to satisfy other Plant Science Innovations requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Plant Science Innovations Concentration - Selectives 2 (13 credits)
The following may be used to satisfy the requirement.