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Environmental Science

The Department of Environmental Science allows students to focus their courses in an interdisciplinary study of the complex issues regarding the sustainability of the natural environment in the face of human development. The program integrates humanities, natural and social science, policy and planning perspectives. A variety of courses provides students with emerging paradigms, theories, approaches, methods, and technical tools in environmental studies. These courses also develop ideas and skills needed to engage constructively with social and environmental issues brought about by changes in economic activities, technology, population, and human values.

A student may earn either the Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies or the Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. The department also offers a minor in environmental science.

The Environmental Studies Major (B.A.)
The Environmental Science Major (B.S.)
The Environmental Science Minor

Course Descriptions

 

The Environmental Studies Major (B.A.)
(51-53 semester hours)

Core Requirements:
BIOL 324      (4)    Ecology
ECON 101    (3)    Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 342    (3)    Ecological Economics
ENVR 101    (3)    Introduction to Environmental Issues
ENVR 203    (4)    Freshwater Systems
ENVR 215    (3)    Environmental Policy Analysis
ENVR 220    (3)    Applied Environmental Analysis
ENVR 309    (3)    Energy and Atmospheric Pollution
ENVR 316    (3)    Geographic Information Systems I
MATH 123    (4)    Calculus I

Choose 1 of the following:
ANTH 112    (3)    Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 221    (3)    Culture, Society, and the Individual
SOCI 100     (3)    Introduction to Sociology: The Sociological Perspective
SOCI 110     (3)    Introduction to Sociology: Social Research

Senior Exercise:
ENVR 446    (3)    Evaluation of Environmental Issues

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ENVR 377    (3)    Internship
ENVR 450    (3)    Senior Research in Environmental Studies
HNRS 399    (3)    Summer Honors Research

Choose 3 of the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level or above:
ANTH 322    (3)    Food, Culture, and the Environment
BIOL 218     (4)    Field Natural History
BIOL 316     (3)    Seminar in Conservation Biology
ENVR 116    (4)    Weather and Climate
ENVR 143    (4)    Physical Geography: Landscapes
ENVR 210    (3)    Humans and Wildlife
ENVR 228    (4)    Oceanography
ENVR 319    (3)    People and the American Landscape
ENVR 322    (3)    Ecological Modeling
ENVR 329    (3)    Global Diversity Conservation
ENVR 377    (3)    Internship (if not taken above)
ENVR 393    (3)    Topics in Environmental Studies
ENVR 416    (3)    Geographic Information Systems II
ENVR 451    (3)    Senior Research in Environmental Science
GOVT 246   (3)    The Political Economy fo International Development
SOCI 370     (3)    Environmental Sociology

The Environmental Science Major (B.S.)
(61-63 semester hours)

Core Requirements:
BIOL 324      (4)    Ecology
CHEM 131    (4)    General Chemistry
CHEM 141    (1)    General Chemistry Laborabory
CHEM 216    (3)    Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 226    (1)    Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
ECON 101    (3)    Principles of Microeconomics
ENVR 101    (3)    Introduction to Environmental Issues
ENVR 143    (4)    Physical Geography: Landscapes
ENVR 203    (4)    Freshwater Systems
ENVR 215    (3)    Environmental Policy Analysis
ENVR 220    (3)    Applied Environmental Analysis
ENVR 309    (3)    Energy and Atmospheric Pollution
ENVR 316    (3)    Geographic Information Systems I
MATH 123    (4)    Calculus I

Choose 1 of the following courses:
MATH 124    (3)    Calculus II
MATH 205    (3)    Applied Statistics
PSYC 219    (4)    Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Senior Exercises:
ENVR 433    (3)    Advanced Lab in Environmental Science
ENVR 446    (3)    Evaluation of Environmental Issues

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ENVR 377    (3)    Internship
ENVR 451    (3)    Senior Research in Environmental Science
HNRS 399    (3)    Summer Honors Research

Choose 2 of the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level or above:
BIOL 218      (3)    Field Natural History
BIOL 316      (3)    Seminar in Conservation Biology
ECON 342    (3)    Ecological Economics
ENGR 120    (3)    Analyzing Our World: Foundations of Engineering Analysis
ENVR 116    (4)     Weather and Climate
ENVR 210    (3)    Humans and Wildlife
ENVR 228    (4)    Oceanography
ENVR 319    (3)    People and the American Landscape
ENVR 322    (3)    Ecological Modeling
ENVR 329    (3)    Global Biodiversity Conservation
ENVR 377    (3)    Internship (if not taken above)
ENVR 393    (3)    Topics in Environmental Studies
ENVR 416    (3)    Geographic Information Systems II
ENVR 451    (3)    Senior Research in Environmental Science (if not taken above)
MATH 315    (3)    Biostatistics


The Environmental Science Minor
(18 semester hours)

Required:
ENVR 101    (3)    Introduction to Environmental Issues
ENVR 316    (3)    Geographic Information Systems I

Choose 12 additional semester hours of ENVR courses, at least 3 credits of which must be at the 300-level or above. ECON 342 may be taken as one of these electives.


Course Descriptions

ANTH 112

| Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 221

| Culture, Society, and the Individual

ANTH 322

| Food, Culture, and the Environment

BIOL 324

| Ecology

CHEM 131

| General Chemistry

CHEM 141

| General Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 216

| Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 226

| Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

ECON 101

| Principles of Microeconomics

ENVR 101

| Introduction to Environmental Issues

ENVR 116

| Weather and Climate

ENVR 143

| Physical Geography: Landscapes

ENVR 203

| Freshwater Systems

ENVR 210

| Humans and Wildlife

ENVR 215

| Environmental Policy Analysis

ENVR 220

| Applied Environmental Analysis

ENVR 228

| Oceanography

ENVR 261

| Directed Study

ENVR 309

| Energy and Atmospheric Pollution

ENVR 316

| Geographic Information Systems I

ENVR 319

| People and the American Landscape

ENVR 329

| Global Biodiversity Conservation

ENVR 361

| Special Study

ENVR 377

| Internship

ENVR 393

| Topics in Environmental Studies

ENVR 416

| Geographic Information Systems II

ENVR 433

| Advanced Lab in Environmental Science

ENVR 446

| Evaluation of Environmental Issues

ENVR 450

| Senior Research in Environmental Studies

ENVR 451

| Senior Research in Environmental Science

ENVR 461

| Independent Study

HNRS 399

| Summer Honors Research

MATH 123

| Calculus I

MATH 205

| Applied Statistics

PSYC 219

| Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

SOCI 100

| Introduction to Sociology: The Sociological Perspective

SOCI 110

| Introduction to Sociology: Social Research