Degree Programs: Environmental Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

(courses in bold are required; numbers in parentheses are semester hours)

I. All students must take the following courses:

  • BIO 1010 Principles of Biology (3)
  • BIO 1011 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 1020 Introduction to Biological Diversity (3)
  • BIO 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1010 College Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1011 College Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1020 College Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 1021 College Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • ENV 2010 Environmental Health (3)
  • ENV 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (3)
  • ENV 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • ENV 3030 Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENV 4980 Environmental Science Seminar I (2)
  • ENV 4990 Environmental Science Seminar II (2)
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • PHY 1010 Introduction to Physics I (4)
  • PHY 2010 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)

II. All students must complete one of the following three areas of concentration:

BIOLOGY TRACK

  • BIO 2025 Biostatistics (3)
  • BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)
  • One of the following:
    • BIO 3210 Microbiology (5)
    • BIO 3500 Environmental Microbiology (5)
  • One of the following:
    • BIO 3310 Symbiosis (3)
    • BIO 3320 Advanced Ecology (5)
  • Three of the following:
    • BIO 3240 Evolutionary Morphology of Plants (5)
    • BIO 3250 Local Flora (4)
    • BIO 3260 Vertebrate Zoology (5)
    • BIO 3270 Invertebrate Zoology (5)
    • BIO 4210 Mycology (3)
    • BIO 4220 Microbial Diversity (3)
  • One of the following:
    • CHM 3010/3011 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory (6)
    • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)

    TOTAL BIOLOGY TRACK = 75-86 semester hours

CHEMISTRY TRACK

  • CHM 3010 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 3011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3)
  • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (7)
  • PHY 1020 Introduction to Physics II (4)
  • PHY 2020 General Physics Laboratory II (1)
  • MTH 2050 Calculus II (4)
  • Two of the following:
    • CHM 3020/3021 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory (6)
    • CHM 3220 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (7)
    • CHM 3310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (5)
    • BCH 3010 Biochemistry I (3)
    • ENV 3010 Land Restoration (4)

    TOTAL CHEMISTRY TRACK = 78-84 semester hours

EARTH SCIENCE TRACK

  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3030 Rocks and Rock-forming Minerals (5)
  • GLG 4010 Hydrogeology (4)
  • Complete two of the following three groups:
    • Group 1 (take both):
      • ENV 3010 Land Restoration (4)
      • GLG 3050 Geology of Natural Resources (3)
    • Group 2 (take two of the following):
      • GLG 3040 Low Temperature Geochemistry (3)
      • CHM 3210 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (7)
      • CHM 3310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (5)
      Group 3 (take both):
      • PHY 1020/2020 Introduction to Physics II and Lab (5)
      • MTH 2050 Calculus II (4)

    TOTAL EARTH SCIENCE TRACK = 77-83 semester hours


BACHELOR OF ARTS - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

(requires the following courses plus an approved minor or second major in consultation with an advisor)

  • BIO 1010 Principles of Biology (3)
  • BIO 1011 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 1020 Introduction to Biological Diversity (3)
  • BIO 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 3330 Conservation Biology (3)
  • CHM 1010 College Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1011 College Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1020 College Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 1021 College Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • ENV 2010 Environmental Health (3)
  • ENV 2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Processes (3)
  • ENV 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • ENV 3030 Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENV 4980 Environmental Science Seminar I (2)
  • ENV 4990 Environmental Science Seminar II (2)
  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • PHY 1010 Introduction to Physics I (4)
  • PHY 2010 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus I (4)
  • TOTAL = 70-74 semester hours