Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Earth Sciences

The earth sciences concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in environmental geology.

Requirements 

Required core courses:
(Note that in the case of cross-listed courses, Environmental Science major must enroll in the ENVN section)
ENVN 2010ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS1
BIOL 1330ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
ENVN/BIOL/GEOG/PA 4820INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS3
ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610ENVIRONMENTAL MONITOR AND ASSESSMENT3
CHEM 1010CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY3
or CHEM 3030 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Minimum of 3 credit hours of ENVN 4800 must be completed
ENVN/BIOL 4800INTERNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING3
Also required:
An approved course in statistics
An approved GIS course
Earth Sciences Concentration requirements:
GEOL 1170INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY4
GEOL 4260PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY3
Select from the following: additional 27 hours of geography/geology courses:27
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
GEOSCIENCE DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY-GEOLOGY
GEOHYDROLOGY
MINERALOGY
MINERALOGY LABORATORY
IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY LABORATORY
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FIELD METHODS
INTRODUCTION TO SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
GEOPHYSICS
GEOCHEMISTRY
METEOROLOGY
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
BIOGEOGRAPHY
SOIL GENESIS, MORPHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION
ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Select one of the following chemistry sequences:4-5
Sequence One:
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Sequence Two:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Select one of the following physics sequences:5
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I

Writing in the Discipline

All students are required to take a writing in the discipline course within their major.  For the Environmental Science major with a concentration in Earth Science, the writing in the discipline requirement can be fulfilled by completing either ENGL 3980  or ENGR 3000 .