Environmental Science, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree is an integrated program requiring math, communication, and environmental studies courses and basic science courses from Geology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics departments. The integrated coverage of broad topics prepare students for the complex problems facing a modern world. Areas of Emphasis help focus student efforts toward individual goals and interests with consideration to obtaining rewarding careers the fields of environmental science or conservation or pursuing advanced studies.
A minor in a relevant field of study such as Business, Anthropology, History or the natural sciences of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Natural Resources and Recreation Management, or Physics is encouraged for Environmental Science majors. Transfer students with prior college experience can receive equivalent credit for required courses.
- General Education Course
- Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.
|Select 34-36 hours of General Education courses||34-36|
|Core NRE Course|
|IST 150||Spreadsheet & Database Prin||3|
|MTH 140||Applied Calculus||3|
|CHM 211||Principles of Chemistry I||3|
|CHM 217||Principles of Chem Lab I||2|
|CHM 212||Principles Chemistry II||3|
|CHM 218||Principles of Chem Lab II||2|
|NRE 120||Discussions in Envrion Science||3|
|NRRM 200||Analytical Methods: Statistics||4|
|NRE 220||Human Dimensions of Nat Res||3|
|NRE 423||GIS and Data Systems (waived for Specialty Agriculture majors)||3|
|NRE 425||Water Policy and Regulations||3|
|NRE 490||ES/NRRM Capstone Prep||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-6|
|ES Senior Capstone|
|Basic Science Requirements|
|Select one of the following or equivalent depending on emphasis:||4|
or BSC 120
|Principles of Biology|
|Select one of the following depending on emphasis:||3-4|
|College Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|ES/AES Emphasis select the following:|
|The Dynamic Earth|
and Earth Materials Lab
|Upper-Level Science Requirements|
|Students must complete additional hours of 300- or 400-level coursework from the Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or Physics Departments as described in the requirements of individual Areas of Emphasis.||23-30|