CHANGES TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
|For existing and continuing students only|
The Environmental Sciences Program web site reflects recent (February 2009) changes to the Environmental
Sciences Bachelor of Science Degree requirements. These changes go into effect on the first day of the Fall
Semester, 2009 and will impact students graduating in December 2009 and thereafter.
Overall, these changes reduce the semester hours required for the Major from 84-90 s.h. to 83-85 s.h. Since the
changes benefit students by reducing the semester hours required, all students will be moved to the new requirements
and their degree evaluation will reflect the changes beginning in Fall 2009.
Students graduating either in May 2009 or during the summer months will be granted an exception to the existing
requirements by the substitution of the new requirements for the old, if so requested by the student. No other
exceptions will be made. Students planning to graduate prior to the beginning of Fall Semester 2009 and wishing
to substitute the new requirements should contact the Interim Academic Coordinator, Dr. Diana Horton, immediately
and make this request.
Note that students who already have taken 44:019 Contemporary Environmental Issues (or an approved environmental
policy or issues course) can use it to fulfill Elective requirements, provided they are not already getting credit
for a policy/issues course.
Students who have been given Elective credit for a policy/issues course and also have taken 044:019 Contemporary
Environmental Issues prior to the first day of Fall Semester 2009, will be given Elective credit for both courses.
Students wishing to take advantage of this exception should contact the Interim Academic Coordinator, Dr. Diana
Diana Horton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Interim Academic Coordinator, Environmental Sciences Program
Department of Biology, 143 BB