Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science draws upon courses from biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, and environmental engineering. Students must be aware of the complexity of environmental problems, yet have a rigorous background to address specific aspects of those problems. To ensure that graduates are competitive in the marketplace for diverse environmentally oriented careers, Environmental Science students take classes in all of the disciplines listed above. They additionally select a specialization in biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, or instrumentation and measurements. Each option is sufficiently in‐depth to allow students to continue their education in a traditional graduate program within that discipline, should they choose. An advisory committee, composed of faculty from the specific disciplines, is convened to help students plan their programs.

Environmental Science Core Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Biology Option

Minimum credit hours required: 135. In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 87 in the catalog), and the core Environmental Science Requirements (above), the following courses are required:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Chemistry Option

Minimum credit hours required: 135. In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 87 in the catalog), and the core Environmental Science Requirements (above), the following courses are required:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Geology Option

Minimum credit hours required: 135. In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 87 in the catalog), and the core Environmental Science Requirements (above), the following courses are required:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Hydrology Option

Minimum credit hours required: 135. In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 87 in the catalog), and the core Environmental Science Requirements (above), the following courses are required:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Instrumentation and Measurements Option

Minimum credit hours required: 135. In addition to the General Degree Requirements (page 87 in the catalog), and the core Environmental Science Requirements (above), a minimum of 25 credit hours from the following (at least 17 credit hours must be numbered 300 or above) are required:

Details, including course descriptions, are in the College Catalog.

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