B.S. in Environmental Science

Requirements for the B.S. in Environmental Science (127-128 credits)

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Environmental Science Required (12 credits) Credits
ENVI 390 Environmental Research 1-3
ENVI 452  Environmental Chemistry 3
ENVI 472  Environmental Biology 3
ENVI 451  Principles of Environmental Science 3
ENVI 470  Environmental Toxicology 3
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 Career Development. Seminar 0-1
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 (20 credits) Credits
BIOL 335  Vertebrate Anatomy, Dev. and Evolution 3
BIOL 340W  Evolution 3
BIOL 646 Graduate Studies in Biodiversity 3
CHEM 230L  Research Lab Techniques 3
CHEM 301  Physical Chemistry for Life Science 3
CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 423 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 504 Microwave Enhanced Chemistry 3
CHEM 565  Advanced Instrumental Analysis 3
CHEM 590 Green Chemistry 3
ENVI 323 Environmental Justicce 3
ENVI 401 Ornithology 3
ENVI 402 Plant Biodiversity 3
ENVI 403 Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENVI 456 Water, Environment, and Development 3
ENVI 466  Terrestrial Field Biology 3
ENVI 492W  Stream Field Biology 3
ENVI 494 Environmental Sampling and Analyses 3
ENVI 497W Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3
ENVI 499W  Microbial Ecology 3
ENVI 520 GIS for Environmental Professionals 3
ENVI 521 Introduction to Environmental Project Management 2
ENVI 531 Environmental Management 3
ENVI 533W Writing for Environmental Professionals 3
ENVI 540 Environmental Law 2
ENVI 542 Sustainable Business Practices 2
ENVI 544 Public Politics and Environmental Policy 3
ENVI 549 Fate and Transport 3
ENVI 566 Terrestrial Field Biology 3
ENVI 570  Air Pollution Prevention and Control 3
ENVI 571  Water Pollution Prevention and Control 3
ENVI 572 Solid & Hazardous Waste Pollution Prevention and Control 3
ENVI 591 Environmental Hydrogeology 2
ENVI 594 Environmental Sampling 3
ENVI 650 Conservation Biology 3
ENVI 693 Environmental Science: Experience in Belize 3

Students must take a minimum of 20 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.