2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin


Environmental Science Major

This major features an interdisciplinary approach, and prepares students for a variety of physical and natural science based careers by emphasizing applied environmental science knowledge, skills and abilities. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of how physical, biological and social systems interact, and a working knowledge of assessment techniques, research methods and management strategies used by private firms, government agencies and non-governmental organizations to address issues in environmental science.

As a requirement for graduation, all non-teaching earth, environmental and geographical sciences department majors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all courses constituting the major curriculum. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department's appeal committee. 

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  • Total Credits Required for Degree
  • General Education

This major does not require a minor.

Recommended Electives
It is recommended that students consult with their advisor and consider taking an internship and courses in foreign language and cultures, business, economics and policy-related courses. 

Prerequisite Notes:
Mathematics placement at MA 103 or higher is a prerequisite to GC 235. MA 109 is recommended.

MA115 is a prerequisite to MA 161.

MA 161 is a prerequisite to PH 220.

MA 109 is a prerequisite to BI 310.