Dec 10, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Environmental Science, B.S.

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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 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Core Requirements 24-25 credits  
Concentrations 55-56 credits  

Program Requirements

General Education

40 credits required

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 (6-7 credits)

Additional Courses:

Choose three additional credits from one or more areas including anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)


55-56 credits required

Aquatic Biology

Environmental Health

Land Resources

Plant Science Innovations

Innovations Selectives (35-36 credits)

See program director for the list of approved selectives.

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