B.S. Degree Program
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including
83-85 s.h. of course work for the major. Students complete requirements in three areas: Science and Mathematics Foundation,
Environmental Sciences Foundation, and one of the four the Environmental Sciences Tracks. The Science and Mathematics
Foundation will develop fundamental skills and comprehension in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and statistics.
The Environmental Sciences Foundation includes the introductory course in environmental science, and an array of courses
that focus on remote sensing techniques, design and use of geographic information technologies, the geomorphic and
environmental processes that shape the earth's surface, and the ecological factors that influence the distribution and
abundance of organisms. The four Environmental Sciences Tracks (Biosciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and
Hydrosciences) each focus on one aspect of environmental sciences with the aim of preparing scientists who can tackle
problems that require particular areas of expertise, as well as developing the skills needed for future employment or
graduate study. Students are assigned an advisor who specializes in their track.