Environmental Science

Degree Programs - Environmental Science

Bachelor Of Science In Natural Sciences Environmental Science Major

All Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences: Environmental Science majors require the completion of a core of courses in the natural sciences plus an area of concentration in Biology, Chemistry or Earth Science.

Required courses:

  • BIO 1010 / 1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 2040 Ecology (4)
  • CHM 1010 / 1011 College Chemistry I and Lab (4)
  • CHM 1020 / 1021 College Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • ENV 2010 Environmental Health (3)
  • ENV 3030 / CHM 3030 Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENV 4980 / 4990 Environmental Science Seminar I and II (4)
  • GEO 2030 Geographic Information Systems or GEO 2050 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • GLG 3080 Geological Methods (3)
  • PHY 1010 / 1011  Introduction to Physics I and Lab (5)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)

All environmental science majors must complete one of the following three areas of concentration for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science:

BIOLOGY TRACK

  • BIO 3210 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 3270 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 3290 General Botany (4)
  • BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)

Choose at least 11 hours from the following list:

  • BIO 2025 Local Flora (4)
  • BIO 3260 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 4320 Principles of Toxicology (3)
  • CHM 3010 / 3011 Organic Chemistry I and lab (5)
  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)

CHEMISTRY TRACK

  • CHM 3010 / 3011 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
  • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (5)
  • PHY 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Physics II and Lab (5)
  • MTH 2050 Calculus II (4)

Choose at least 7 hours from the following list:

  • BCH 3010 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHM 3020 / 3021 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
  • CHM 3220 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4)
  • CHM 3310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4)
  • ENV/GLG 3015 Soils and Land Restoration (4)

EARTH SCIENCES TRACK

  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3030 Rocks and Rock-forming Minerals (5)
  • GLG 4010 Hydrogeology (4)
  • ENV/GLG 3015 Soils and Land Restoration (4)

Choose at least 9 hours from the following list:

  • GLG 2010 Introduction to Meteorology (4)
  • GLG 3040 Low-temperature Geochemistry (3)
  • GLG 3050 Geology of Natural Resources (3)
  • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (5)
  • CHM 3010 / 3011 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
  • CHM 3310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4)
  • PHY 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Physics II and Lab (5)
  • MTH 2050 Calculus II (4)

Bachelor Of Arts In Natural Sciences Environmental Science Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences: Environmental Science major requires the completion of a core of courses in the natural sciences plus an approved minor course of study (or a second major in consultation with an advisor). Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Science major may not minor in Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Science.

Required courses:

  • BIO 1010 / 1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 2040 Ecology (4)
  • BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)
  • CHM 1010 / 1011 College Chemistry I and Lab (4)
  • CHM 1020 / 1021 College Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • ENV 2010 Environmental Health (3)
  • ENV 3030 Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENV 4980 / 4990 Environmental Science Seminar I and II (4)
  • GEO 2030 Geographic Information Systems or GEO 2050 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • PHY 1010 / 1011  Introduction to Physics I and Lab (5)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)

Minor course of study (NOT Biology, Chemistry or Earth Science) 18 – 22 hours

Total hours 75 – 79