Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
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Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, B.S.

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The major requires 41 hours, of which 29 hours are upper-level. Courses must be selected from the groupings listed below. Students are encouraged to carefully select applicable electives in the groups shown below to complement their minor and avoid course overlap between their major and minor. *MATH 1306 Elementary Statistics , MSCI 2311 Scientific Computing , and MSCI 3101 Faith and Science Seminar  are required courses for all math and science majors. MATH 1306  and MSCI 2311  can each be used to fulfill three hours of general education and degree core requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively. CHEM 1401  and CHEM 1402  may be used to fulfill eight hours of the physical science and science elective requirements in the general education core of the B.S. degree

Biology Group

eight hours required:

Geology Group

 eight hours required:

Environmental Science Group

ten hours required:

Possible Sequence of Courses

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Possible Sequence of Courses - The following is ONE of many four-year schedules that a student could follow to receive a B.S. degree in environmental science in four years. Once lower-level pre-requisite courses are completed, the actual sequence of upper division electives may vary depending on individual course rotations and other scheduling constraints. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule courses in consultation with their assigned academic advisor. Note that if the student chooses a minor outside of the sciences, additional elective courses may be needed to complete the 124 hours required for the B.S. degree. Care must be taken to ensure that 42 upper division hours are completed, regardless of the minor chosen.

Total: 15 Hours

Total: 18 - 19 Hours

Sophomore Year Fall Semester:

Total: 17 Hours

Sophomore Year Spring Semester:

Total: 17 - 18 Hours

Junior Year Fall Semester:

Total: 15 -16 Hours

Junior Year Spring Semester:

Total: 14 - 15 Hours

Senior Year Fall Semester:

  • BIOL/CHEM/PSCI elective 4 hrs
  • Elective 3 hrs
  • Elective 3 hrs
  • Course from minor 3-4 hrs
  • Course from minor 3-4 hrs

Total: 16 - 18 Hours

Senior Year Spring Semester:

Total: 13 - 14 Hours


To reduce hours per semester, plan to take May and/or summer classes.

Upper-level physical science courses are offered on a two year rotation. The order of the courses taken during the junior and senior years will depend on the year of entry into the program.

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