Degree offered: Bachelor of Science
Minor offered: Environmental Science
University offers this interdisciplinary major for motivated students that
desire to know our environment, to understand the current urgent environmental
dilemma, and to seek a sustainable future. Environmental problems and their
solutions are a complex mix of science, ethics, economics and politics.
understand the dilemma, an environmental science major must gain a strong base
of scientific knowledge as well as a foundation in other disciplines. An
interdisciplinary approach will be utilized to describe, analyze, and seek
scientific solutions for the problems that arise at the interface of human
actions and ecological processes.
Quantitative reasoning and creativity will be
applied to understanding the complexity and variety of environmental problems
found all around us. Study will include agriculture, water, energy production,
waste management, and the incorporation of ecological cycles into human
activity as a means to decrease environmental impacts.
Graduates will be
prepared for jobs with city, state, regional, and federal agencies; non-profit
groups, environmental consulting, conservation, restoration, sustainable
agriculture, sustainable development, green business, and environmental
education. They will also be prepared for graduate school in environmental
science/studies, law, anthropology, economics, fisheries, wildlife management,
and other related fields.
CoursesSee course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
BIO 202 General Biology:
Botany, Zoology, Ecology
BIO 330 Ecology
CHM 109 General Chemistry I