Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

In addition to the the discipline-specific degrees offered by the department, an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science (121A/03.0104) provides a broad and rigorous curriculum in the natural sciences. Students completing this degree will be prepared to enter environmental science positions in industry, business, or government as well as pursue post-graduate studies in various areas of environmental science. The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science is different than the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry w/ Environmental Concentration and consists of 123 semester hours including 44 semester hours of general education requirements. Seventy-four semester hours in the major and cognate disciplines are required, which includes the following: the science core (BIO 1110, BIO 2000 or BIO 2001, GLY 1101, GLY 2250, PHY 1150, PHY 1151, CHE 1101 and CHE1110, CHE 1102 and CHE 1120, CHE 2101 and CHE 2203, MAT 1110, MAT 1120, and STT 2810); completion of BIO 3302, CHE 2550, GLY 4630, PHY 3140, GHY3820, and PLN 4460; completion of 12 semester hours from at least two of the following categories:

  • Chemistry (CHE 2210, CHE 2211, CHE 3301, CHE 3303, CHE 3560, CHE 3561, and CHE 4620)
  • Geophysical Sciences (GHY 3310, GLY 3150, GLY 3333, GLY 3530-3549, GLY 3800, GLY 4705, GLY 3160 or PHY 3160, PHY 3150, PHY 3230, PHY 3850, PHY 3851, PHY 4020, PHY 4330, PHY 4730)
  • Biology (BIO 3304, BIO 3310, BIO 3320, BIO 3530-3549, BIO 4555, BIO 4571

And up to two organismal biology courses from the following list: BIO 4551, BIO 4552, BIO 4556, BIO 4557, BIO 4558, BIO 4559, BIiO 4560, BIO 4567); three semester hours of science electives; and the environmental science capstone course, ENV 4100.

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