Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Environmental Science, B.S

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Environmental science is the study of the interactions between the abiotic (physical and chemical) and biotic (living) components of nature. It also incorporates an understanding of how humans (biologically, culturally, economically, etc.) influence and are influenced by the environment. The focus of environmental science is both to study environmental systems and to work towards solving problems stemming from human interactions with the environment. Students will have the opportunity throughout the curriculum to focus on project based learning in the community through lecture courses, lab work, internships, and partnerships with local conservation organizations. The multidisciplinary nature of environmental science means that graduates from an Environmental Science program will be able to use their knowledge in a variety of careers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary for future employment in the environmental science field.
  • Students will be able to identify and use appropriate technologies and scientific methods for both field and lab related environmental research.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze interdisciplinary environmental issues.
  • Students will be able to communicate complex environmental information to various audiences through writing, digital, and/or oral presentations.

Progression Requirements

A grade of C or better is required for all major courses, C- or better in all supporting courses. Student not earning the minimum required grade for any major or supporting course, will be required to repeat that requirement.



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