Jan 27, 2021
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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. Concentrations are designed to prepare students for professional careers and/or advanced studies. These concentrations provide proficiency and expertise in the areas of: Aquatic Biology, Environmental Health, and Natural Resources Conservation Concentration Chemistry Track or Geographic Information Systems Track. 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)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (11 credits)
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, 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 (34 credits)
Concentrations (46 credits)
Aquatic Biology Concentration
Required Courses (28 credits)
Aquatic Biology - Selectives (18 cr.)
If not taken to satisfy other Aquatic Biology requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Environmental Health Concentration
Required Courses (41 credits)
Environmental Health - Selectives (5 credits)
If not taken to satisfy other Environmental Health requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.
Natural Resources Conservation Concentration
Required Courses (18 credits)
Choose one of the following courses (3 credits):
Choose Geographic Information Systems Track or Chemistry Track (12 credits)
Must choose a track (12 credits): Geographic Information Systems OR Chemistry
Geographic Information Systems Track
Choose 8 credits from the following courses:
Natural Resources Conservation Concentration - Selectives (16 credits)
If not taken to satisfy other Natural Resources Conservation requirements, the following courses may be used to satisfy this selective requirement.