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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Sciences, B.S.


The B.S. in environmental sciences prepares students for positions in many diverse scientific areas such as environmental monitoring, pollution abatement, environmental technology development, environmental assessment, and consulting.

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences, a student must successfully complete EVS 495 .

Applied Learning Requirement:


To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. or the B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences, a student must successfully complete one of the following: honors in any approved department related to EVS or EVS 499  (6 credits); directed individual study involving hands-on experience in any approved department related to EVS or EVS 491  (minimum 1 credit); practical experience in the profession (minimum 1 credit) in EVS 488 EVS 490 EVS 496 EVS 497 , or EVS 498 ; or formal student teaching experience (e.g. EDN 411 ).

Requirements for a Major in Environmental Sciences for the B.S. Degree:


63-69 hours total, comprised of the General Core plus option requirements. A student must select one of three options in environmental science: biological, conservation, or physical science. Each option emphasizes broad and comprehensive training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and earth science directly related to environmental questions. The B.S. in environmental science prepares students for positions in many diverse scientific areas such as environmental monitoring, pollution abatement, environmental technology development, environmental assessment, and consulting.

Biological Science Option:


38-42 hours (core and electives) in addition to the General Core:

Total: 23 or 27 hours

Option Electives:


12 hours, of which 9 hours must be at the 300 level or higher, from at least two areas:

Environmental Conservation Option:


47 hours in addition to the general core hours. This degree provides training in both the scientific and human dimensions aspects of environmental conservation. A student completing this program would be prepared for positions in governmental agencies dealing with land/resource management and in non-profit conservation organizations. Primary emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary planning and stewardship of protected areas derived from understanding pertinent physical, biological, and social processes. The emphasis for this degree program is on terrestrial and freshwater conservation.

Total: 29 hours

Option Electives:


15 hours, of which 12 hours must be at the 300 level or higher, from at least 2 areas:

Physical Science Option:


44 hours in addition to General Core:

Total: 26 hours

Option Electives:


15 hours, of which 12 hours must be at the 300 level or higher, from at least two areas: