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The Environmental Sciences Program provides rigorous interdisciplinary training in the scientific study of the environment. It promotes an understanding of the Earth as a complex network of interacting organic and inorganic systems. The Environmental Sciences Program offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, and a minor in Environmental Sciences. - These degree programs reflect the diversity in the broad field of environmental sciences and take advantage of the disciplinary strengths in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to offer students an opportunity to develop particular areas of expertise. Hands-on field experience is a crucial component of the B.S., B.A., and minor programs. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in research and study abroad.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is the administrative home of the Environmental Sciences Program.

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B.S. Degree Program
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 75-78 s.h. of course work for the major.
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B.A. Degree Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sciences requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 63 s.h. of course work for the major.
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ES Minor Program
The Environmental Sciences Minor requires a minimum of 16 semester hours in Environmental Sciences courses, with 8 s.h. in one of the four tracks.
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The Certificate in Sustainability provides students with the knowledge and skills they will need in order to contribute to sustainable systems.



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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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