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B.S. Degree - Major in Environmental Science

This program is designed for students interested in Environmental Science and Assessment; Air & Water Resources Protection; Environmental Toxicology; Environmental Chemistry; Risk Assessment.

Forty semester hours (or thirty semester hours if double major emphasis) including the following:

  1. ENV 1301, 2307, 3387, 4102, and 42C1 and [4370 or 3314]
  2. Three hours from each catagory:
    1. Law and Policy: ENV 3300, 4307, or 4323.
    2. Environmental Management: ENV 3337, 3370, 4333, 4345, 4355, 4379
  3. Complete additional requirements for one emphasis and the required courses in other fields for that emphasis:
    1. Natural Science Emphasis (forty semester hours total):
      1. ENV 3210, 3187, and 3188
      2. An additional three semester hours from Environmental Management as listed above.
      3. At least three semester hours from Environmental Quality and Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 4325, 4344, or 4370 and 4170.
      4. At least six semester hours of Environmental Science: ENV 3306, 3308 and 3108, 4313, 4380, 4418, or 4450.
      5. At least three semester hours of researech, internship, team project, thesis, or field studies from: ENV 1103, 3106, 3133, 3137, 3V90, 4386, 4485, 4487, 4613, 4680, 4V90, or 4V93.

      Required courses in other fields (for Natural Science Emphasis):

      1. Chemistry: CHE 1301 and 1101, 1302 and 1102 and 3331.
      2. Data Evaluation: MTH 1321 and 1322 or STA 2381.
      3. Biology: BIO 1305 and 1105, 1306 and 1106.
      4. One of the following: GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408, or GEOG 1404
      5. One of the following: PHY 1408 or 1420.

    2. Environmental Chemistry Emphasis (forty semester hours total):
      1. ENV 3210, 3187, 3188.
      2. At least three semester hours from Environmental Quality and Health: ENV 3316, 4344, 4370 and 4170, 4485.
      3. At least nine additional semester hours of chemistry from the following: ENV 3216, 3316, 4303, 4304, or 4390.
      4. Three semester hours of additional environmental science electives (for the minimum of forty semester hours required for the major).

      Required courses in other fields (for Environmental Chemistry Emphasis):

      1. Chemistry: CHE 1301 and 1101, 1302 and 1102 and 3331.
      2. Data Evaluation: MTH 1321 and 1322 or STA 2381.
      3. Biology: BIO 1305 and 1105, 1306 and 1106.
      4. One of the following: GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408, or GEOG 1404
      5. One of the following: PHY 1408 or 1420.

    3. Emphasis if two majors (thirty semester hours total):
      1. ENV 1101.
      2. ENV 3210 or 3187 and 3188.
      3. Three hours from each of two catagories:
        1. Environment & Society: ENV 2376, 3320, 4310, 4323, 4388, 4393, or 4410.
        2. Environmental Science: ENV 3306, 3308 and 3108, 4313, or 4450.
        3. Environmental Quality & Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 4325, 4344, or 4370 and 4170.

        Required courses in other fields (for emphasis if two majors):

        1. Physical Science: At least three hours from GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, ENV 4485 or 4487.
        2. Data Evaluation: At least three hours from STA 2381, ECO 1305 or 2306.
        3. All the major requirements in another department or study program on the B.S. degree
  4. At least fifteen semester hours of the entire Environmental Science major must be "3000"-"4000" level courses
  5. No more than 4 hours of variable hour courses may be applied to the major: ENV 3V90, 4V50, 4V90, 4V93
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