Degrees in Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree is an integrated program requiring math, communication, and environmental studies courses from the Integrated Science and Technology program, basic science courses from Geology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics departments, and course options in Business and Liberal Arts. Students in Environmental Science must complete the core and general education requirements listed for the Integrated Science and Technology Department along with 20 hours of Environmental Studies courses from the IST curriculum, 25 hours of basic science and 16 hours of upper level (300 or 400) science courses.

Transfer students with prior college experience can receive equivalent credit for required courses.

Students majoring in Environmental Science are exempt from the Foreign Language requirement and are not required to complete a minor. However, a minor in a relevant field of study such as Business, Anthropology, History or the natural sciences of Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics is recommended. Math

Basic Science Requirements:
      CHM 211, 217, 212, and 218
      IST 111, BSC 104, BSC 120 or equivalent (BSC 120 required, if Environmental Science majors plan to take 300-400 level BSC courses)
      IST 212 or PHY 201 with lab
      GLY 200

Upper Level Science Requirements:
Students must complete 16 hours of 300 or 400 level coursework from the Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or Physics Departments as approved in consultation with their advisor.

Basic Science Requirements:
     CHM 211, 217, 212, and 218
     BSC 120 or equivalent
     IST 212 or PHY 201
     GLY 200
     IST 160 or IST 260

IST Environmental Studies Requirements:
     IST 321, 322, 323, 324, and 423 plus three hours of IST Environmental Studies Elective

Transportation Technology Area of Emphasis
In addition to the general Environmental Science degree, there is also a Transportation Technology Area of Emphasis. This area of emphasis integrates knowledge and skills from the environmental sciences with specific course content related to the development and environmental assessment of transportation systems. Area of emphasis includes basic skills in survey techniques, advanced coursework in GIS, the integration of GIS with CAD applications, and the design and operation of transportation systems.


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