2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, leading to a B.S. degree

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Program Director:  Dr. Jason Kelsey, Professor of Environmental Science
Professors:  Borick, Gambino, Herrick, Iyengar, Kelsey, Klem, Niesenbaum, Wilson
Lecturer:  Tuerk  

A major in environmental science provides students with many opportunities in industry, government, and academia.  For example, graduates are well prepared for careers in environmental consulting, environmental regulation, advocacy, or education.  Students can also pursue graduate studies in a wide range of fields, including environmental science, ecology, oceanography, forestry, law, medicine, and toxicology. 

Students are encouraged to obtain internship experience in specialized fields of Environmental Science and/or participate in an environmentally oriented study abroad program during their junior year.  Recently, students  have served with local educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and federal government, and local industries.  Others have spent time in Australia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Canada, and other countries.

Special Programs

Honors Program

Students approved by the Environmental Science Honors Committee may register for honors work which requires completing a research project, presenting results orally, and writing a formal scientific report.  Based on student performance as judged by the quality of the honors work and by maintaining at least a 3.50 grade point average in all environmental science and sustainability studies courses, environmental science faculty will determine if honors will be granted.

Major Requirements

To be retained as a major, a student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average for all biology, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science, and environmental studies courses attempted.  Requirements for graduate and professional schools vary.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor on their choices for mathematics and elective science courses.

A major in Environmental Science must complete nine core and five elective courses as outlined below.

Elective Science Courses:

 (Choose at least 3 from list or other courses as approved)


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