Academic Programs in Environmental Science

Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Louise Weber, Dr. John Zimmerman

Core courses required for B.S. (Bachelor’s of Science) Major:

  • Principles of Biology I with lab (4)
  • Principles of Biology II with lab (4)
  • Principles of Chemistry I with lab (4)
  • Principles of Chemistry II with lab (4)
  • Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
  • Ecology & Diversity with lab (4)
  • Experimental Design and Research Methods (3)
  • Ecology with lab (4)
  • Geology with lab (3)
  • Algebra & Trigonometry or higher (3)
  • Advanced Environmental Science (3)
  • Environmental Science Seminar (8 semesters) (0)
  • Environmental Internship (3)
  • Senior Capstone in Biology (3)

B.S. in Environmental Science – Liberal Arts Concentration

Beyond the required core courses the following are required:

  • ENVS 332 (Environmental Regulations)
  • ENVS 343 (Environmental Chemistry)
  • ENVS 385 (Surface/Subsurface Processes)
  • CHEM 241 or 243 (Organic Chemistry or Organic/Biochemistry)
  • minimum of 9 credit hours from:
    • BIOL 223 or 226 (Introduction to Microbiology or Microbiology)
    • BIOL 227 (Marine Biology)
    • BIOL 270 (Pathophysiology)
    • BIOL 295 (Genetics)
    • BIOL/ENVS 347 (Invertebrate Biology)
    • BIOL/ENVS 348 (Behavioral Ecology)
    • BIOL/ENVS 353 (Forest & Grassland Biology)
    • BIOL 257 (Biology Field Studies)
    • BIOL 439 (Introduction to Ornithology)
    • BIOL 448 (Taxonomy of Flowering Plants)
    • BIOL or CHEM 496 (Special Problems)
    • MATH 302 (Statistics)

B.S. in Environmental Science – Conservation Biology Concentration:

Beyond the required core courses the following are required:

  • a minimum of 3 credit hours from the cellular level:
    • BIOL 226 (Microbiology) (4)
    • BIOL 295 (Genetics) (4)
    • BIOL 350 (Cell Biology) (3)
    • BIOL 344 (Developmental Biology) (3)
    • CHEM 333 and 367 (Biochemistry & Biochemistry Lab) (4)
  • a minimum of 3 credit hours from the anatomical or physiological area:
    • BIOL 221 or 222 (Human A/P I, II) (4)
    • BIOL 271 and 272 or 273 and 274 (Mammalian A/P I, II with lab), BIOL 290 (Comparative Anatomy), BIOL 349 (Vertebrate Physiology) (4)
  • a minimum of 6 credit hours from the organismal or ecosystem level:
    • BIOL 227 (Marine Biology) (3)
    • BIOL 257 (Biology Field Studies) (2-3)
    • BIOL/ENVS 347 (Invertebrate Biology) (4)
    • BIOL/ENVS 348 (Behavioral Ecology) (3)
    • BIOL/ENVS 353 (Forest & Grassland Ecology) (3)
    • BIOL 439 (Introduction to Ornithology) (3)
    • BIOL 448 (Taxonomy of Flowering Plants) (3)
  • a minimum of 10 credit hours from:  MATH, BIOL, SCIE, ENVS, or humanities by advisor permission

The A.S. in Environmental Science degree requires:

  • 12 credit hours of general education courses
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology II
  • Principles of Chemistry I
  • Principles of Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Ecology & Diversity
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Advanced Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Seminar
  • Environmental Internship
  • Geology
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry or Organic Chemistry

The Environmental Science minor requires:

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • at least 15 credit hours from among:
    • BIOL 223 or 226 (Intro. Microbiology or Microbiology)
    • BIOL 227 (Marine Biology)
    • BIOL 257 (Biology Field Studies)
    • BIOL 366 (Experimental Design & Research Methods)
    • BIOL 421 (Ecology)
    • BIOL 438 (Evolution)
    • BIOL 439 (Intro. Ornithology)
    • BIOL 448 (Taxonomy of Flowering Plants)
    • BIOL 496 (Special Problems)
    • ENVS 332 (Environmental Regulations)
    • ENVS 343 (Environmental Chemistry)
    • ENVS 385 (Surface & Subsurface Processes)
    • ENVS 432 (Advanced Environmental Science)
    • ENVS 481 (Science Seminar)
    • ENVS 495 (Environmental Internship)
    • SCIE 276 (Geology)
    • BIOL 121 or 122 (Gen. Bio. I, II) or 190 or 191 (Princ. Bio. I, II) or CHEM 141 or 142 (Princ. Chem. I, II)
    • ENGL 205 (Literature of Nature and the Environment) or SOCI 440 (Nature & Society) or HIST 322 (American Environmental History)
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Wood Frog found on field trip at Merry Lea Nature Area.