B.S. in Environmental Science

Geography and the Environment (GEV) Foundation Courses
Environmental Science I w/ Laboratory (GEV 1050) 4 credits
Environmental Science II w/ Laboratory (GEV 1051) 4 credits
Introduction to Geotechniques w/ Laboratory (GEV 1750) 4 credits
Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory (GEV 2310) 4 credits
Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory (GEV 4700) 4 credits
GEV-relevant electives (4 courses, at least 2 must be 4-credit lab courses)1 14-16 credits
Seminar in Environmental Issues (GEV 4310) (capstone course) 3 credits
Senior Thesis/Project or Independent Study2 2-6 credits
  Total 39-42 credits
Required Science Courses Outside of GEV
General Chemistry I with Laboratory (CHM 1151, 1103) 5 credits
Physics I with laboratory (PHY 1100,1101) 4 credits
Calculus for Life Sciences I (MAT 1310) 3 credits
Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105) 4 credits
  Total 16 credits
Policy and Management Courses (at least 2 courses)
Public Policy (PSC 2600) 3 credits
Environmental Policy (PSC 2625) 3 credits
Environmental Law (PSC 3800) 3 credits
Global Corporate Responsibility (MGT 2208) 3 credits
Natural Resources and Conservation (GEV 3580) 3 credits
Land Use Planning (GEV 3570) 3 credits
Selected Topics in Geography and the Environment (permission required when offered) (GEV 4500) 3 credits
  Total 6 credits
Core Curriculum  
Core Humanities Seminar3 (2 courses) 6 credits
College Ethics (ETH 2050) 3 credits
Fine Arts (1 course) 3 credits
Foreign Language (2 courses)  6 credits
History (2 courses; HIS 1050 plus one course numbered 2000 or higher4) 6 credits
Literature (2 courses; ENG 1050 plus one literature course numbered 2100 or higher5) 6 credits
Mathematical/Computing Sciences (2 courses, met by requirement of major)  
Philosophy (2 courses; PHI 1050 and one course numbered 2000 or higher6) 6 credits
Theology and Religious Studies (THL 1050 plus one course numbered 2000 or higher6) 6 credits
Social Sciences (3 courses, met by requirements of major)  
Natural and Physical Sciences (2 courses with lab – met by major requirements)  
  Total 42 credits
Free Electives7  
  21-25 credits

1 Courses that count as GEV electives for the B.S. Environmental Studies degree include: any 3-credit GEV course numbered 2000 or higher; no more than one advanced course in Geospatial techniques (i.e., GEV 3750, 3795, or 4500); Introductory Ecology (BIO 3255, 4 credits); Higher Vertebrates (BIO 3405, 4 credits); Conservation Biology (BIO 4801, 3 credits); Field Ecology and Evolution (BIO 4451/4452, 2/2 credits); Environmental Geology (GLY 2805, 3 credits).
2 Senior Thesis and Independent Study can be performed with a faculty member in Geography and the Environment or another cognate science department (e.g., Biology or Chemistry), with permission
3 At least one of ACS seminars may be fulfilled by students in Environmental Learning Community.
4 Consider taking an advanced history course in environmental history (e.g., HIS 2276:American Environmental History)
5 Consider electives on environmental literature offered through the English Department.
6 Consider PHI 2121:Environmental Ethics or THL 4330: Christian Environmental Ethics.
7 Consider course offerings with environmental content, e.g., PJ 2200:Caring for the Earth, PJ 4600/THL 4600:Global Poverty and Justice, and SOC special topics course entitled, Sustainable Development in Latin America.