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Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

The BA/BS degree in Environmental Sciences degree program helps students learn about the interactions of the physical and biological processes that shape the natural world, explore the ways in which humans affect nature, develop means of improving water and air quality and create solutions to other environmental problems.  

The curriculum provides a foundation in the biological, chemical and physical sciences and experience in environmental law. The conservation-based degree program also offers a science background supplemented with hands-on practical skills as well as an opportunity to find a place in a growing industry that allows you to explore nature and the outdoors. This program features an optional Conservation Enterprises track.  

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus, Online

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120 hours

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Sample Courses

BY340 Microbiology

4 Credits

Concepts and techniques relating to the morphology, taxonomy, physiology, and culture methods of microbes, with emphasis on those of special importance to humans. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BY103 or BY104.

BY450 Ecology

4 Credits

Relationship between individual organisms and their environment; the structure and function of populations, communities and ecosystems; and computer usage in data analysis and report writing. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours of biology and MH246. 

EN100 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

4 Credits

Interdisciplinary approach to environmental imperatives involving the natural sciences, sociology, psychology, and economics. Outside projects and reports are required. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. 

Career Outlook

Many program graduates go on graduate preparation for careers in academia or research, while others have taken jobs as Lab/Field Technicians, Marine Educators, Property Managers, State Park Rangers, Corps of Engineers and more. 

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