Degree or Program Details


Environmental Science Major
This major provides students with an interdisciplinary approach on how to apply research methods, assessment techniques and management strategies to resolve environmental problems. It provides students an opportunity to gain an understanding of how the physical, biological and social sciences interact with each other in this field of study.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major (Core + Emphasis + Program Electives) 78
Students must complete the core and one of the three areas of emphasis, including sufficient electives. ENV 101 should be taken during the first year of the program. 
Core 36
     BI 412 Biometrics (4 cr.) or
     GC 235 Quantitative Methods (4 cr.)
Biological Sciences Emphasis 28
Physical Sciences Emphasis 27-30
     CH 321 Organic Chemistry I (4 cr.) or
     CH 322 Organic Chemistry II (4 cr.)
Environmental Policy Emphasis 28
Environmental Science Electives 12-15
Choose from the following or any course from one of the above emphases, other than the student's chosen emphasis. No more than 8 credits can be taken under a single prefix. 
BI 499 Internship (1-6 cr.)
GC 491 Internship (2-6 cr.)
    PR 250 co-requisite is waived 

Other Required Courses 8