Jun 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science B.S.

This degree will prepare students for careers in environmental sciences and provide specialization in water resources, earth systems, conservation and sustainability, analytical and geospatial methods, or agroecosystems.  Curriculum is designed so students will accomplish the following:

• Develop an understanding the Earth as an integrated system and an appreciation for how humans and social systems shape our environment.

• Engage in impactful experiential learning opportunities to include undergraduate research and internships as well as laboratory, computer-based, and field methods.

• Add focused depth to their learning to target specific career fields with strong workforce demand and societal need

Basic Degree Requirements: (22 credit hours)

Note: Requirements to fill College of Arts and Sciences and College of Agriculture BS degree requirements.


Math, Science, and Social Science: (40 credit hours)

Environmental Sciences Core: (34 credit hours)

Environmental Science Orientation (1 credit hour)

Natural Environmental Systems (12 credit hours)

  • Atomosphere Elective Credits: 3
  • Biosphere Elective Credits: 3
  • Geosphere Elective Credits: 3
  • Hydrosphere Elective Credits: 3

Humans and the Environment (18 credit hours)

  • Social Systems Elective Credits: 6
  • Ethics Elective Credits: 3
  • Human-Environment Interactions Elective Credits: 6 (one course must be numbered 200 or above)

Individual Experiential Learning (3 credit hours)

Note: Choose internship or research option)

  • Internship Elective Credits: 3
  • Lab or Field Research Elective Credits: 3

Environmental Sciences Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • TBD

Environmental Specialization: (24 credit hours)

Note: Courses must be from the following lists with at least 15 hours from one specialization. Courses taken to satisfy the core (part C), cannot count again to satisfy specialization requirements.

Environmental Specialization (15 credit hours)

  • Water Resources Elective Credits: 15
  • Earth Systems Elective Credits: 15
  • Conservation and Sustainibility Elective Credits: 15
  • Analytical and Geospatial Methods Elective Credits: 15
  • Agroecosystems Elective Credits: 15

Environmental Electives (9 credit hours)

Choose 9 hours from any of the following lists:

  • Water Resources Elective List
  • Earth Systems Elective List
  • Conservation and Sustainibility Elective List
  • Analytical and Geospatial Methods Elective List
  • Agroecosystems Elective List

Total Hours Required: 120