Environmental Science, B.S.

Requirements for a Major in Environmental Science

Thirty-eight semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
ENV 1301Exploring Environmental Issues3
ENV 2307Ecology for a Changing World3
ENV 3310Field Techniques for Environmental Science3
ENV 3387Environmental Chemistry3
ENV 3187Environmental Chemistry Laboratory1
or ENV 3188 Laboratory Methods in Environmental Assessment and Monitoring
ENV 4102Seminar on Environmental Topics1
ENV 4370Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology3
or ENV 3314 Introduction to Environmental Health
ENV 43C2Environmental Capstone3
Law and Policy3
The Environment and Political Processes
Environmental Law
The Environment and Economic Analysis
Environmental Management
Select at least six semester hours from Environmental Management:6
Watershed Assessment
Principles of Wildlife Management
Managing Environmental Health and Safety
Coastal Zone Management
Water Management
Principles of Renewable Resource Management
The Environment and Energy
Ecosystem Planning and Management
Restoration Ecology
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Advanced GIS Analysis
Environmental Quality and Health
Select at least three semester hours from Environmental Quality and Health:3
Introduction to Environmental Health
Introduction to Air Quality
Watershed Assessment
Human Health Risk Assessment
Fundamentals of Toxicology
Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology
and Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology Laboratory
Environmental Science
Select an additional six semester hours of 3000-4000 level ENV courses6
Required Courses in Other Fields
BIO 1305
BIO 1105
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
BIO 1306
BIO 1106
Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
CHE 1301
CHE 1101
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 1302
CHE 1102
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 3331Organic Chemistry I3
MTH 1321Calculus I3
MTH 1322Calculus II3
or STA 2381 Introductory Statistical Methods
GEO 1401Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters4
or GEO 1402 World Oceans
or GEO 1403 Environmental Geology
or GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth
or GEO 1408 Earth Science
PHY 1408General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I4
or PHY 1420 General Physics I
Additional Requirements
No more than four hours of variable hour courses may be applied to the major
A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the first fifteen hours of ENV courses that are counted to complete requirements in the major is required. Students who do not have the required GPA in ENV courses after completion of the first fifteen hours will be placed on probation for one semester in the major.
A grade of “C-” or better in each ENV course used in the major and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on ENV courses taken within the major.
Total Hours71