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B.S. in Environmental Science

Requirements for the B.S. in Environmental Science (127 credits)

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Environmental Science Required (11 credits) Credits
ENVI 452  Environmental Chemistry 3
ENVI 472  Environmental Biology 3
ENVI 551  Principles of Environmental Science 3
ENVI 670  Environmental Toxicology 2
Biology (15 Credits) Credits
BIOL 111/111L  Biology I and Lab 4
BIOL 112/112L  Biology II and Lab 4
BIOL 212  Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 319  General Microbiology 3
Chemistry (18 Credits) Credits
CHEM 121  General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 121L  General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 122  General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 122L  General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 211  Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 211L  Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 212  Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 212L  Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Physics (8 Credits) Credits
PHYS 201  Physics for Life Sciences I 3
PHYS 201L Lab I 1
PHYS 202  Physics for Life Sciences II 4
PHYS 202L Lab II 1
MATH (13-14 Credits) Credits
MATH 115  Calculus I 4
MATH 225  Biostatistics I 3
MATH 335  Biostatistics II 4
MATH 116  Calculus II or math elective as approved by faculty mentor 3-4
BSNES CORE (13 Credits)
ENGL 302  Science Writing 3
HIST 307  History of Science 3
SPRG 105  Career Development. Seminar 1
General Electives 6
University Core Courses (28 credits) Credits
UCOR 101  Thinking and Writing 3
UCOR 102  Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 3
UCOR 132  Basic Philosophical Questions 3
UCOR 14X  Theology Requirement 3
COSC 030  Research/Information Skills 1
UCOR Ethics Requirement 3
UCOR Creative Arts Requirement 3
UCOR Faith and Reason Requirement 3
UCOR Global Diversity Requirement 3
UCOR Social Justice Requirement 3
Environmental Science Electives (21 credits) Credits
BIOL 335  Vertebrate Anatomy, Dev. and Evolution 3
BIOL 340W  Evolution 3
BIOL 398  Undergraduate Research 3
BIOL 399  Undergraduate Research 3
CHEM 230L  Research Lab Techniques 3
CHEM 301  Physical Chemistry for Life Science 3
CHEM 423  Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 504  Microwave Enhanced Chemistry 3
CHEM 321  Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 565  Advanced Instrumental Analysis 3
ENVI 391  Environmental Experience in China 3
ENVI 466  Terrestrial Field Biology 3
ENVI 491  Environmental Hydrogeology 3
ENVI 492  Stream Field Biology 3
ENVI 497– Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3
ENVI 499  Microbial Ecology 3
ENVI 494  Environmental Sampling 3
ENVI 541  Environmental Policy and Law 3
ENVI 570  Air Pollution Prevention and Control 3
ENVI 571  Water Pollution Prevention and Control 3

Students must take a minimum of 21 credits from the above section. Students must take at least one field course and may choose from ENVI 466, ENVI 492, ENVI 494, or other field course approved by the faculty mentor. Other courses, including courses at other institutions, may be approved by the student’s faculty mentor.

The University will offer various courses each semester to satisfy the UCOR requirements. UCOR courses can be taken in any sequence throughout the undergraduate curriculum.