Environmental Science - Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The environmental science major is a multidisciplinary program based on a strong general science curriculum and an environmental curriculum that focuses on environmental problems and solutions. Although administered by the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, a multidisciplinary advisory committee recommends curriculum and other changes to the program. Graduates are very competitive for careers in industry and government and have excellent preparation for graduate programs in a variety of fields. A grade of C- or better must be earned in the Basic Background and Core Requirements.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area IIIIV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 34
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Basic Science and Math Requirements (43 credits including Area III and General Education Elective above)
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life (note: BIOL 111GL is NOT required for ES major)3
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology (note: BIOL 211GL is NOT required for ES major)3
BIOL 311General Microbiology3
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
GEOL 111GIntroductory Geology4
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I (note: the lab is NOT required for ES major)3
SOIL 252Soils3
SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory1
Environmental Science Core Requirements
E S 110GIntroductory Environmental Science4
E S 256Environmental Engineering and Science3
E S 256 LEnvironmental Science Laboratory1
E S 301Principles of Ecology3
E S 312Emergency Response to Hazardous Material Incidents2
E S 330Environmental Management Seminar I1
E S 361Basic Toxicology3
E S 370Environmental Soil Science3
E S 391Internship3
E S 422Environmental Chemistry3
E S 430Environmental Management Seminar II1
E S 452Geohydrology4
E S 460Introduction to Air Pollution3
E S 462Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Contaminants3
E S 470Environmental Impacts of Land Use and Contaminant Remediation3
FWCE 434Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology4
or FWCE 459 Aquatic Ecology
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 58
Total Credits120