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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, BS


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For more information about this program, visit the websites for the Biology and Chemistry departments.


 

Curriculum


I.     Required courses in the major and cognate include courses in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science,
        Natural Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

II.    The student must complete four courses from among the following electives within the major; at least one
        course must be chosen from each group:

 

Group A

Group B

III.    In fulfilling GE requirements, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in:

 

 

Environmental Science Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall
Cr.
Spr.
Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR (GE NSCI) CHEM 112-113 (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L  4.5 4.5
MAJOR BIOL 141 (E) General Biology BIOL 142 (E) General Biology  4.5 4.5
MAJOR NSCI 201 (E) Science and the Human Environment    3
GE WRTG–SPCH WRTG 107 Composition COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 Computing and Information Literacy  3  
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 4    
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR CHEM 232 (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L CHEM 233 (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L  4.5 4.5
MAJOR BIOL 371 (W: Lab only) Ecology (MO)  5  
MAJOR BIOL 379 Biostatistics    3
COGNATE (GE QUAN) MATH 103 (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics MATH 114 (Q) Calculus I  1 4 4
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  3 3
    16.5 17.5

Third Year

   
MAJOR CHEM 340 Environmental Chemistry  3  
MAJOR CHEM 370 Instrumental Analysis /CHEM 370L    5
MAJOR ESCI ELECT - Environmental Science Elective   3-5
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives2 3 3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 Ethics T/RS 122 (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
GE ELECT PHYS 120/120L (E) General Physics I PHYS 121/121L (E) General Physics II  3 4 4
    16 18-20

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR ESCI ELECT - Environmental Science Electives 6-10 3
MAJOR ESCI 480 Internship in Environmental Science  or ESCI 493 Research in Environmental Science  1.5  
MAJOR ESCI 481 Internship in Environmental Science  or ESCI 494 Research in Environmental Science    1.5
MAJOR ESCI 440 Topics in Environmental Science ESCI 441 Topics in Environmental Science  1 1
GE PHIL-T/RS PHIL - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives   6
    14.5-18.5 17.5
 

 Total: 130-136 Credits

1Students entering exempt from MATH 103  may select a course in chemistry, biology, physics or math.

2PS 230  and ECO 103  strongly recommended.

3Or PHYS 140/140L PHYS 141/141L : Elements of Physics I-II.

4 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.

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