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. Students complete requirements in three areas: Science and Mathematics Foundation, Environmental Sciences Foundation, and one of the four the Environmental Sciences Tracks. The Science and Mathematics Foundation will develop fundamental skills and comprehension in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and statistics. The Environmental Sciences Foundation includes the introductory course in environmental science, and an array of courses that focus on remote sensing techniques, design and use of geographic information technologies, the geomorphic and environmental processes that shape the earth's surface, and the ecological factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. The four Environmental Sciences Tracks (Biosciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Hydrosciences) each focus on one aspect of environmental sciences with the aim of preparing scientists who can tackle problems that require particular areas of expertise, as well as developing the skills needed for future employment or graduate study. Students are assigned an adviser who specializes in their track.
- Foundation Courses -- The foundation of the Environmental Sciences Degree Programs
- Biosciences (Green) Track -- biological systems and ecological approaches
- Chemical Sciences (Yellow) Track -- environmental systems and chemistry
- Geosciences (Brown) Track -- earth materials and surficial geologic processes
- Hydrosciences (Blue) Track -- hydrogeology and hydrogeologic systems, and water chemistry