Academic Catalog

Environmental Science Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

The bachelor of science degree in environmental science consists of 47–50 credits of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics. The following courses are required (38 credits):

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

BIOL-111 Principles of Biology II

BIOL-350 Ecology

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus


MATH-131 Calculus I

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics


BIOL-330 Biostatistics

ENVR-101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

ENVR/BIOL-301 Principles of Environmental Science

ENVR-270 Chemistry of the Environment


ENVR-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

The remaining 9?12 credits must come from three additional ENVR, BIOL, or CHEM courses numbered above 300 from the following list:

BIOL-316 Ornithology: the Biology of Birds

BIOL-321 Herpetology

BIOL-322 Mammalogy

BIOL-330 Biostatistics

BIOL-335 Summer Flora

BIOL-340 Botany

BIOL/ENVR-360 Environmental Physiology

BIOL/ENVR-365 Field Biology & Natural History

BIOL-420 Plant Taxonomy

BIOL-422 Biogeography

BIOL-440 Animal Behavior

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

ENVR/BIOL-312W Wildlife Ecology and Management

ENVR/CHEM-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

ENVR-330X Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

ENVR/BIOL-401 Environmental Microbiology

ENVR/BIOL-402 Conservation Biology

ENVR/BIOL-433 Biology & Management of Fishes

ENVR/BIOL-435 Freshwater Ecology

GEOL-330 Soil and Hydrogeology

Three credits may be used from ENVR 490, ENVR 491, or ENVR 499 as electives while Internship (480X) cannot be used. Students wishing to double major in biology and environmental science or in chemistry and environmental science may not overlap or double count the electives selected in the environmental science plan of major to the other major.