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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science B.S.


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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree


Refer to the "Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees " section of this catalog.

Major in Environmental Science


(Major Code: 105)

A student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Refer to the "University Core Curriculum " section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)


Fourth hour from MATH 2412  (if taken) will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)


Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (6 hours)


Note:


To make the degree in environmental science more specialized, it is recommended that elective and additional courses be taken for a second major in either biology or chemistry. A second major gives the student an area of specialization within the area of environmental science. To get a second major in biology, a student needs to take (in addition to the courses listed in the suggested  curriculum) three of the following courses: BIOL 3099 , BIOL 3312 , BIOL 3418 , BIOL 3420 , BIOL 3510 , BIOL 3522  or BIOL 4425  and accompanying labs.

For information about a second major in chemistry, refer to the “Department of Chemistry and Physics ” section of this catalog. For information about the master of science (M.S.) degree in environmental science, refer to the “Graduate Catalog."

Environmental Science/Geology Emphasis, Option II


(Major Code: 105)

A student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.

This option is designed to prepare students for employment in the geosciences field and to help prepare them for the Certified Professional Geologist Exam.

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Refer to the "University Core Curriculum " section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)


Fourth hour of MATH 2412  (if taken) will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)


Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (6 hours)


Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides


The following Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Environmental Science B.S.
  • Environmental Science - Geology Emphasis B.S.

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