Environmental Science

Degree Programs - Environmental Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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.

I. All environmental science majors must complete the following courses for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science:

  • BIO 1010 / 1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (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)
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • PHY 1010 / 1011  Introduction to Physics I and Lab (5)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)

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

BIOLOGY TRACK

All students take:

  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 3210 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 3270 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 3290 General Botany (4)
AND four of the following:
  • BIO 3250 Local Flora (4)
  • BIO 3260 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)
  • BIO 4320 Principles of Toxicology (3)
  • CHM 3010 / 3011 Organic Chemistry I and lab (5)
  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
or other courses as approved by the department chair

TOTAL BIOLOGY TRACK = 76-81 semester hours

CHEMISTRY TRACK

All students take:

  • 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)

and two of the following:

  • 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)

TOTAL CHEMISTRY TRACK = 75-77 semester hours

EARTH SCIENCES TRACK

All students take:

  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3030 Rocks and Rock Forming Minerals (5)
  • GLG 3050 Geology of Natural Resources (3)
  • GLG 4010 Hydrogeology (4)

and four of the following:

  • GLG 2010 Introduction to Meteorology (4)
  • GLG 3040 Low-temperature Geochemistry (3)
  • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (5)
  • CHM 3010 / 3011 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
  • CHM 3310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4)
  • ENV/GLG 3015 Soils and Land Restoration (4)
  • PHY 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Physics II and Lab (5)
  • MTH 2050 Calculus II (4)

or other courses as approved by the department chair

TOTAL EARTH SCIENCES TRACK = 80-84 semester hours


BACHELOR OF ARTS – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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.

  • BIO 1010 / 1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (3)
  • 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)
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • PHY 1010 / 1011 Introduction to Physics I and Lab (4)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)

SUBTOTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 52

SUBTOTAL, MINOR COURSE OF STUDY 18-22

TOTAL, BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 70-74