Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Life Science

The life sciences concentration is designed to prepare a student for jobs in environmental biology focused on the impact of modern technology and change on life forms.

Requirements 

Required core courses:
(Note that in the case of cross-listed courses, Environmental Science majors must enroll in the ENVN section)
ENVN 2010ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS1
GEOL 1010ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY3
GEOG 1050HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT GEOGRAPHY4
ENVN/BIOL/GEOG/PA 4820INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & REGULATIONS3
ENVN/GEOG/GEOL/BIOL 4610ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 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 with lab
ENVN/BIOL 4600GIS APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE1
GEOG 1090INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES4
GEOG 3530
GEOG 3540
CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS
and CARTOGRAPHY & GIS LAB
4
Life Science Concentration requirements:
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 3340ECOLOGY4
BIOL 3530FLORA OF THE GREAT PLAINS4
BIOL 4120CONSERVATION BIOLOGY3
Select one of the following:3-4
THE BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
Select two additional upper division courses in biology approved by an advisor. At least one course must include a lab.
Select one of the following chemistry sequences:16-18
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
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Sequence Three:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Select one of the following physics sequences:5-10
Sequence One:
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY
Sequence Two:
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II

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 life sciences, the writing in the discipline requirement can be fulfilled through one of the two options for biology majors:

Option I

Complete two courses from each of the three tiers below. All courses used to meet the writing requirement must be taken at UNO. Only courses completed in 2010 or later qualify.

Tier I
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
Tier II
BIOL 2140GENETICS4
BIOL 3020MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 3340ECOLOGY4

Tier III two writing in the discipline 3000 or 4000 level biology courses designated as Tier III courses.

Option II

Complete either:

BIOL 3150WRITING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
ENGL 2400ADVANCED COMPOSITION3
ENGL 3980TECHNICAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES3