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Environmental Science

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary science curriculum. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to evaluate and guide environmental actions using sound science. Realistic, hands-on experiences enable students to apply scientific concepts and develop valuable field and laboratory skills. Graduates are working in many areas of environmental management for industries, environmental consulting companies, and regulatory agencies. Students completing all graduation requirements will earn a bachelor of science degree.


The Environmental Science degree offers coursework including

  • General Biology and Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Physics

Additionally, this program offers advanced coursework

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Soil Science and Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Ethics and Research

Geology Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for Geology

Semester 1 

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Biology I
  • First Year Seminar
  • College Writing I
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Technology Elective
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2

  • Minor/Free Elective: Field Biology
  • College Writing II
  • Speech Communications
  • Quantitative: (Statistics)
  • Minor/Free Elective:
  • Minor/Free Elective:

Semester 3

  • Physical Geology
  • General Chemistry I
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Gen Ed Elective: (Calculus I)

Semester 4   

  • Earth Systems History
  • General Chemistry II
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Social & Cultural Elective:
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+

Semester 5   

  • Environmental Chem
  • Mineralogy
  • Moral Reasoning: Env. Ethics
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+

Semester 6  

  • Igneous & Metamorphic Petro
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+
  • Gen Ed Elective

Semester 7  

  • Soils Science
  • Seminar & Research
  • Structural Geology
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+

Semester 8  

  • Hydrology
  • Seminar in Research II
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+
  • Free Elective/Minor 3000+
  • Free Elective 3000+ (only if needed)

Updated: 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with Career Services for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

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