Environmental problems are among the most urgent issues facing our civilization. In order to manage Earth's environment well, we must understand the processes that shape its surface; control the chemistry of its air, water and soil; and produce and maintain biological and other resources upon which humans depend. We must also understand interactions of animals, plants and other living organisms with their physical and chemical environments, or their ecology.
Through a curriculum with a common core in the disciplines of biology, ecology, chemistry and geology, and a focused track, environmental science majors develop the conceptual knowledge and technical skills necessary to address environmental problems.
Six tracks are offered in the environmental science major: aquatic ecology/biology, terrestrial ecology/biology, combined aquatic and terrestrial ecology/biology, wetland ecology, environmental chemical analysis, and earth science.
Any undergraduate student can declare this major.
Students in the environmental science and biology major pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.
The major requires a minimum of 62-73 credits balanced between required courses in the core curriculum (38 credits) and required, elective, or co-requisite courses in the student's chosen track (24-35 credits).
Students in the environmental science and biology major pursue one of the following tracks:
Total Number of Credits: 62-72
This page was revised after publication to remove Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) which became out of date.
Other Undergraduate Programs
Kathryn L Amatangelo Ph.D
Deborah A Dilker BS
(SUNY Empire State College)
Andrea Graham BS
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Instructional Support Associate
James M Haynes Ph.D
(University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
Ely Kosnicki Ph.D
(University Of Missouri-Columbia)
Theodore Lewis MS
Bradley M Mudrzynski MS
Research Scientist/Adjunct Lecturer
Christopher J Norment Ph.D
(University Of Kansas Main Campus)
Professor and Chair
Mitchell Owens BA
(University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At)
Jon M Podoliak BS
Jacques J Rinchard Ph.D
(University of Namur)
Douglas A Wilcox Ph.D
(Purdue University-Main Campus)
E. I. Prof. of Wetland Science
Clayton J Williams Ph.D
(Florida International University)