Environmental Science BS

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Science is to educate students to succeed in their chosen careers, to transfer environmental knowledge to the community and to peers, and to provide an environmentally literate workforce and citizenry. The program is intended to provide the environmental science major with a broad foundation in the sciences and mathematics, as well as specialized knowledge in Marine and Coastal Resources, Earth System Science, Environmental Health and Monitoring, Policy and Regulations, and Science Education concentration areas. The environmental science curriculum prepares students for career positions in environmental science or science education, or for further professional development.

Student learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a command of environmental science concepts and principles at the undergraduate level.
  • Analyze and interpret a variety of environmental science data, and
  • Communicate environmental science information effectively at the undergraduate level, in oral and written form, with appropriate use of technology.

Students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science may do so by following one of five curriculum plans referred to as concentrations. The concentration options include Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, Policy and Regulations, and Science Education. A prospective 4-8 level science teacher could obtain a BS in Environmental Science while following the science education concentration. Information on the BS in Environmental Science - Science Education Concentration is found in the College of Science and Engineering Science, Mathematics and Technology Education section of the catalog. Details of the requirements for obtaining a teaching certificate are provided in the College of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.

Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, and Policy and Regulations Concentrations

The minimum requirement for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, or Policy and Regulations is a total of 120 hours.