Stevenson's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science gives you a foundation for understanding and improving the relationship between human society and the organisms, landforms, atmosphere, and ecosystems that make up our natural environment.
This program will engage you in a study of the principles, methodologies, and practices of the life, physical, and mathematical sciences as they relate to the environment. The foundational concepts of human systems, such as businesses, governments, and communities, and their impact on the environment, will also be studied. An emphasis on experiential and lifelong learning will prepare you to meet the needs of today's society and the challenges of the future.
A degree in Environmental Sciences can help prepare you for exciting careers of great diversity, including:
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The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|BIO 112||Principles of General Biology||3 credits|
|BIO 113||General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics||3 credits|
|BIO 113L||General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics||1 credit|
|BIO 114||General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms||3 credits|
|BIO 114L||General Biology II Laboratory: Structure and Function of Organisms||1 credit|
|BIO 115||General Biology III: Ecology and Evolution||3 credits|
|BIO 218||Career Connections in the Life Sciences||1 credit|
|CHEM 114||General Chemistry I with Problem Solving||3 credits|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||3 credits|
|CHEM 115L||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||3 credits|
|CHEM 116L||General Chemistry II Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 203||Environmental Chemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 203L||Environmental Chemistry Laboratory||1 credit|
|ENV 255||Techniques in Environmental Science||3 credits|
|ENV 275||Environmental Science||3 credits|
|ENV 285||Geographic Information Systems||3 credits|
|ENV 375||Environmental Ethics||3 credits|
|ENV 470||Capstone Internship||3 credits|
|ENV 471||Capstone Internship||6 credits|
|ENV 475||Capstone Seminar||3 credits|
|MATH 136||Introduction to Statistics||4 credits|
|SCI 215||Writing in the Sciences||3 credits|
|EC 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 credits|
|EC 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|EC 240||Environmental Economics||3 credits|
|LAW 375||Environmental Law||3 credits|
|POSCI 102||American Government: Political Institutions and Procedures||3 credits|
Take six courses from the following courses listed below
ENV 213, ENV 260, ENV 280, ENV 310, ENV 320, ENV 330, ENV 360, ENV 362, ENV 365, ENV 410, ENV 420, BIO 203, BIO 210, BIO 217, BIO 222, BIO 230, BIO 270, BIO 280, BIO 307, BIO 310, BIO 312, BIO 313, BIO 314, BIO 315, BIO 322, BIO 326, BIO 330, BIO 332, BIO 335, BIO 362, CHEM 206, CHEM 210/210L, CHEM 211/CHEM 211L, CHEM 221, CHEM 310, CHEM 330, CHEM 345, CHEM 346L, CHEM 410
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
Environmental Science studies the connections between humans and the environment. Therefore, a minor in Environmental Science is an excellent addition to many liberal arts majors and is particularly relevant to students interested in the environmental aspects of business, economics, policy, law, health, or for those simply interested in understanding our responsibility as caretakers of planet Earth.
The minor in environmental science requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an ENV prefix. Courses ineligible for the environmental science minor include:
Please see the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences for further information regarding this minor. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
Eligible students majoring in environmental science may elect to pursue honors within the Department of Biological Sciences. The intention to pursue biology department honors must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year. To declare the intent to pursue departmental honors, a student must have earned a science GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Students graduating with biology department honors will have this distinction noted on their official university transcript. In order to graduate with departmental honors, the following requirements must be met:
The BS/MAT option is available for students majoring in environmental science who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in teaching. Please see Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of this catalog for more information.
Service learning options are offered periodically with some environmental science courses. Please consult the course instructor or the department chair if you have any questions.