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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science Major, B.S.


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A grade of “D” or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

General Studies Course Requirements


Oral Communication


  •  Select any course that satisfies the Oral Communication requirement.

Quantitative Literacy


Arts and Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)


  •  Select any course that satisfies the Arts and Humanities requirement.

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any course that satisfies the Historical requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences I (minimum of 3 semester hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences II (minimum of 3 semester hours)


  • ECO 2020 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
  • OR

  • Select any course that satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences II requirement.
  • Note: This course is a prerequisite to the social science requirements listed in most concentrations.

Global Diversity


Students may satisfy the Global Diversity requirement by selecting any course designated as Global Diversity within one of the following General Studies categories: Arts and Humanities; Historical; Natural and Physical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences I; or Social and Behavioral Sciences II. Students may also use an unrestricted elective to satisfy this requirement. (See General Studies requirements .)

Multicultural Graduation Requirement


Students may satisfy the Multicultural requirement by selecting any course from the approved list. (Some courses can be used to meet General Studies and Multicultural requirements.)

General Studies Total: 37 credits

Environmental Science Core Requirements


(for all concentrations except for Secondary Science Teacher Licensure)

Multidisciplinary Concentration


Students are required to select courses in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems, Geology, Meteorology, Mathematics, and Civil Engineering, and elective courses in consultation with an environmental science advisor.

Subtotal: 8


Environmental Science - Select at least 9 hours


Geographic Information System - Select at least 3 hours


Internship Requirement


Senior Experience Graduation Requirement


Subtotals:


Total General Studies Course Requirements 37 credit hours
Environmental Science Required Core Courses 36 credit hours
Multidisciplinary Requirements 35 credit hours
Internship Requirement 3 credit hours
Senior Experience Requirement 3 credit hours
Unrestricted Electives 6 credit hours

Total for Environmental Science Degree: Multidisciplinary Concentration: 120 hours


Note: The Multicultural requirement of 3 hours must also be satisfied either in General Studies or Unrestricted Electives.

Water Management and Hydrologic Science Concentration


Electives


Select at least 15 credits:

Internship Requirement


Senior Experience Graduation Requirement


Total Credits


Total General Studies Course Requirements* 37 credits
Environmental Science Required Core Courses 36 credits
Water Management and Hydrologic Science Requirements 41 credits
Internship Requirement 3 credits
Senior Experience Requirement 3 credits
Unrestricted Electives* 0 credits
Total for Environmental Science Degree: Water Management and Hydrologic Science 120 credits

*The multicultural requirement of 3 credits must also be satisfied.

Ecological Restoration Concentration


Students are required to select courses in Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, and elective courses in consultation with an environmental science advisor.

Environmental Science - Select at least 9 hours


Internship Requirement


Senior Experience Graduation Requirement


Total Credits


Total General Studies Course Requirements* 37 credits
Environmental Science Required Core Courses 36 credits
Ecological Restoration Requirements 35 credits
Internship Requirement 3 credits
Senior Experience Requirement 3-4 credits
Unrestricted Electives* 5-6 credits
Total for Environmental Science Degree: Ecological Restoration 120 credits

*The multicultural requirement of 3 credits must be met in either General Studies or Unrestricted Elective courses.

Environmental Chemistry Concentration


Students are required to select courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, and elective courses in consultation with an environmental science advisor.

Internship Requirement


Senior Experience Graduation Requirement


Subtotals


Total General Studies Course Requirements 37 credits
Environmental Science Required Core Courses 36 credits
Environmental Chemistry Requirements 32 credits
Internship Requirement 3-4 credits
Senior Experience Requirement 3-4 credits
Unrestricted Electives 6-8 credits
Total for Environmental Science Degree: Environmental Chemistry Concentration 120 credits

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