Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Environmental Science, B.S.

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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.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120-22 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Core Requirements 34 credits  
Concentrations 46 credits  

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete 6 credits of global perspective (GLP) approved courses, including GLP-approved instructor-led study abroad courses, or complete a program of university-approved work or university-approved study abroad not led by UW-Stout instructors.

General Education (40 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. 

Concentrations (46 credits)

Aquatic Biology Concentration

Environmental Health Concentration

Natural Resources Conservation Concentration

Choose Geographic Information Systems Track or Chemistry Track (12 credits)

Must choose a track (12 credits): Geographic Information Systems OR Chemistry

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. 

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