Environmental Science

Environmental Science Major

Madagascar Frog

Madagascar Frog

This option is designed for students with career interests in education and research (school, colleges, consulting firms), interpretive ecology (regional and national parks, nature preserves, zoos, museums), resource management (agencies and organizations concerned with forest, water, and wildlife resources), public health (state and county agencies), and environmental technology (regulatory agencies, utilities, private industry).

Students will complete ten courses plus a capstone as follows:

Required:

Core:

  • Biol 103 Environmental Issues w/lab
  • Biol 110 Principles of Biology I w/lab
  • Biol 111 Principles of Biology II w/lab
  • Biol 145 Introductory Plant Biology w/lab
  • Biol 253 Principles of Ecology w/lab

Ecological – Organismal Emphasis (Choose at least 2 courses)

  • Biol 245 General Entomology w/lab
  • Biol 251 Microbiology w/lab
  • Biol 275 Behavioral Ecology w/lab
  • Biol 350 Mammalogy w/lab
  • Biol 358 Freshwater Ecology w/lab
  • Biol 390 Special Topics

Social, Ethical, Policy, Historical Environmental Sciences
(Choose at least one) **

  • Biol 240 Conservation Law
  • Econ 210 Environmental Economics*
  • Hist 261 American Environmental History
  • Soc 350 Environmental Sociology
  • PoSc 370 Public Policy Topics

*Prerequisite of Economics 100

**Appropriate May Term courses, Special Topics courses, or new courses offered by other departments in the future may satisfy this requirement as approved by the department.

Chemistry (Choose at least one)

  • Chem 101 Bonds & Structure I w/lab
  • Chem 155 Environmental Chemistry w/lab

One Additional Science Class
Choose one courses from the following:

  • Math courses above 130
  • CIS 145
  • Physics 151
  • Physics 191
  • Chemistry 101
  • Chem 155
  • NaSc 102
  • Biol 135

Capstone

  • Biol 372 Capstone Experience In Environmental Science

Environmental Science Minor

Students will complete five courses as follows:

Required:

  • Biol 103 Environmental Issues w/lab
  • Biol 253 Principles of Ecology w/lab

Choose one of the following courses:

  • Biol 110 Principles of Biology I w/lab
  • Biol 111 Principles of Biology II w/lab

Choose one of the following courses:

  • NaSc 102 Meteorology
  • Biol 145 Introductory Plant Biology w/lab

Ecological-Organismal Emphasis (Choose at least one)

  • Biol 245 General Entomology w/lab
  • Biol 251 Microbiology w/lab
  • Biol 275 Behavioral Ecology w/lab
  • Biol 350 Mammalogy w/lab
  • Biol 358 Freshwater Ecology w/lab
  • Biol 290 Special Topics
  • Biol 390 Special Topics

Highly Recommended:
For graduate school: statistics/calculus