Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Environmental Science (B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science major:

Students will be able to:

  • Recall, synthesize, and apply material from multiple disciplines including biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics and social science as it pertains to the study of environmental science.
  • Effectively research, synthesize, and communicate scientific information.
  • Design and carry out scientific studies using ethical scientific practice.
  • Critically analyze and formulate logical conclusions from data.
  • Effectively demonstrate common research techniques, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.
  • Understand professional opportunities and expectations, as well as demonstrate professional behavior in both demeanor and written communication.

The Environmental Science curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions with environmental firms, industry, or government agencies that require knowledge of environmental principles and methodology, as well as for entry into graduate environmental programs. In addition to providing students with a solid grounding in basic principles, the curriculum also exposes them to the application of those principles through research and/or internships.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has a prerequisite for entry into BIO 211 and upper-level classes contingent upon an average grade of C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permission by the Dean and course instructor.

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A maximum of four credits, combined from research and/or internship are required for the major; all additional credits will be considered free elective credits.

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