2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, B.S.

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The mission of the Environmental Science program is to produce well-rounded environmental scientists who may be employed in the field or pursue graduate studies, and to provide general education students with a solid foundation in environmental concepts and their multidisciplinary application to the relationship of humans to the natural world.

Program Goals

Graduates of the BS Program in Environmental Studies will

  1. Be knowledgeable enough in their field to seek employment or admission to graduate/professional school
  2. have research and communications skills to function in a professional setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Environmental Studies program will be able To apply ecological concepts to global environmental problems

  1. To assess the various types of natural resources
  2. To demonstrate core knowledge of the physical and ecological sciences and
  3. To integrate the policy, economic, social, and values implications of environmental management.

Successful general education students will be able

  1. To demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the physical and ecological sciences
  2. To assess the types of natural resources
  3. To evaluate global environmental problems through the application of scientific principles
  4. To relate their lives and careers to the principles of sustainability.

The School of Health and Natural Sciences offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Students must complete the ENV Core Curriculum and three of the four resource courses and at least one course and lab from the approved environmental science electives. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each ENV course, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for completion.

General Education Core Requirements

Total Credits: 40

Major Courses

Total Credits: 35

Total Credits: 36


Total Credits: 9

Total Credit Hours: 120

Recommended Course Sequence:

Freshman Year

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 13

Senior Year

First Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • Credits: 3
  • BIO/CHE/ENV Elect Credits: 3
  • BIO/CHE/ENV Lab Credit: 1
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Total Credits: 13

Total Credit Hours Required 120

*If students are placed at the second level, the first level may be substituted with an elective.

**Prerequisites and/or placement may be required

Students must complete all of the general education requirements. Students intending to go to graduate school should consult with their advisor for further information on required courses.

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