About the Bachelors of Science Degree
Scientific rigor is stressed throughout the the program, beginning with the foundation courses in the first two years of the curriculum. The upper level core courses emphasize a dynamic systems approach that provides a framework for integrating physical, chemical, and biological aspects of environmental systems. ( 2009-11 Catalog for EnSci )
Environmental Science majors complete foundation courses in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and mathematics.
Environmental Science Courses
The major consists of an integrated core of Environmental Science
courses with additional advanced course work in Environmental Science. The integrated core courses are: Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Environmental Issues, Environmental Geography, Introduction to Environmental Systems, and Analysis of Environmental Systems.
You can begin to customize your EnSci degree program with your choice of 15 credits from any of the EnSci cross-listed courses. You then have 36 credits of free electives, giving you the freedom to take the courses that best meet your career goals. All along the way, your faculty adviser is there to help you design your program.
In summary, the requirements for students seeking an Environmental Science major are the following:
(1) A foundation of approved supporting courses in science and mathematics including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, calculus, and statistics.
(2) 29 credits of course work in the major, including the Environmental Science core (EnSci 110, 201, 250, 381, and 382) and 15 additional credits of approved course work in Environmental Science. A combined average grade of C or higher is required in courses applied in the major.
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4-year Plan Examples
2009-2011 catalog requirements
2007-2009 catalog requirements
Given the magnitude and complexity of our regional and global environmental problems, there is a growing need for scientists with rigorous, interdisciplinary training in environmental science.