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Environmental Science

Requirements for the Major

Environmental Science and Supporting Courses:

ES 160 Concepts of Environmental Science
ES 230 Chemical Analysis
ES 360 Ecology
ES 601 Environmental Science Capstone: Problem Analyses in Environmental Science
BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
BIO 203 Biodiversity and Ecology
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry OR CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
MTH 135 Concepts of Statistics OR BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II

And four semester hours from the following: 590, 620, or 660:

ES 590-594 Internship
ES 620-624 Independent Study
ES 660, 670, 680, 690 Honors Research

Electives: In addition to the required courses, students must take 12 semester hours from two different disciplines from the following elective list. Additional travel courses may also be approved for ES elective credit, but only one travel course may count toward the ES major.

ES 250 Risk Assessment
ES 465 Introduction to GIS
ES 620-624 Independent Study
ES 664 Honors Research
BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 361 Biological Diversity
BIO 363 Animal Behavior
BIO 461 Field Biology
BIO 463 Marine Biology
BIO 464 Freshwater Biology
BIO 466 Ornithology
BIO 467 Epidemiology
BIO 520/521 Biology Travel Course
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry OR CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 340 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 375 Green Chemistry
CHE 380 Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 611 Advanced Topics
GEL 121 General Geology
MTH 150 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II
PHY 221 Electronics


What can you do with an Environmental Science degree?

Imagine yourself an environmental consultant, environmental regulator, environmental lawyer, conservation scientist, or sustainability analyst.