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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Environmental Science, B.S.


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         Environmental Science, B.S. 4-year sequences:

Introduction

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.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120-122 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Core Requirements 30 credits  
Concentrations 50-52 credits  

Program Requirements


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)


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. 

Concentrations (50-52 credits)


Aquatic Biology


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. 

Environmental Health


Land Resources


Plant Science Innovations


Plant Science Innovations Concentration - Selectives 2 (13 credits)

The following may be used to satisfy the requirement.

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