Environmental Science

Degree to be earned: 
B.S.

Environmental Science students explore relationships between traditional sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and geology) and human impact on natural systems. Complex issues such as climate change, waste management, resource availability, biodiversity and pollution persist in society, and there is an increasing demand for engineers and managers with a strong foundation in the sciences and well-developed communication skills.

Environmental Science majors gain these communication skills, as well as abilities in research and monitoring techniques and insights into research and data interpretation.

Major Courses

34 semester hours including:

  • ENS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENS 300 - Issues in Environmental Science
  • ENS 334 - Senior Capstone
  • BIO 205 -  Biostatistics
  • BIO 213 - Field Biology
  • CHM 205 - Environmental Chemistry
  • GEO 250 - Geographical Information Systems
  • GEO 308 - Surface Water Systems
  • GEO 350 - Soils and Groundwater

Allied Courses

27 semester hours including:

  • BIO 123 - Biology I
  • BIO 124 - Biology II
  • CHM 111 - General Chemistry I
  • CHM 112 - General Chemistry II
  • GEO 101 - Physical Geography
  • MTH 115 - Quantitative Reasoning or MTH 121 - Elementary Functions
  • PHY 101 - General Physics