Dec 01, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Environmental Science, BS


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 141/141L - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  — BIOL 142/142L - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology   4.5 4.5
 MAJOR  NSCI 201 - (E) Science and the Human Environment     3
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar 4    
                             12 12

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L  — CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L   4.5 4.5
 MAJOR  BIOL 371 - (EPW: Lab only) Ecology (MO)   5  
 MAJOR  BIOL 379 - Biostatistics     3
 COGNATE (GE QUAN)  MATH 109 - (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 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory   3 3
 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/PHYS 120L - (E) General Physics I  — PHYS 121/PHYS 121L - (E) General Physics II 3 4 4
                                                                                                                                           19 16-18

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  PHILELECT - 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: 125-131 Credits

1Students entering exempt from MATH 109  may select a course in chemistry, biology, physics or math.

2PS 230  and ECO 303  strongly recommended.

3Or PHYS 140/PHYS 140L  – PHYS 141/PHYS 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.