Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science (Pollution Abatement)

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science (Pollution Abatement)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1401Environmental Science4
BIOL 1411General Botany4
or BIOL 1406 General Biology I
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
or BIOL 1407 General Biology II
BIOL 2320Sustainability and Environment3
or GEOG 2320 Sustainability & Environment
BIOL 3409General Ecology4
BIOL 4330Aquatic Biology3
BIOL 4374Biostatistics3
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
GEOG 1401Weather and Climate 54
CHEM 3368Environmental Chemistry3
GEOL 1403Physical Geology 54
GEOL 3326Environmental Geology3
GEOL 4426Hydrogeology4
GEOL 4304Geochemistry3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
MATH 1420Calculus I 64
POLS 3395Environmental Policy3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
Prescribed Electives (At least nine hours must be advanced)
Select 11 hours from the following;11
Soil & Water Conservation Engr
Intro Applied Microbiology
Wildlife Biology
General Microbiology
Environmental Toxicology
Organic Chemistry II: Lab
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
Air Quality
Energy & Environmental Econ
Intro to Technical Writing
Environ Sci Field Exp
Environmental Geography
Sustainable Development
Hydrology and Water Resources
Field Studies
Economic Geography
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Remote Sensing
Economic Geology
Environmental Health
Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers
Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt
Integrated Pest Management
Environment And Society
Principles of Wildlife Mgmt
Habitat & Pond Management
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area IV13Component Area IX53
CHEM 14114CHEM 14124
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 1420 ( If eligible)44BIOL 14014
 17 17
Second Year
BIOL 1406 or 14114BIOL 1413 or 14074
CHEM 23233CHEM 24014
CHEM 21231GEOG 140164
GEOL 140364POLS 230673
POLS 230573 
 15 15
Third Year
Component Area VIII83BIOL 34094
Component Area V3GEOL 33263
CHEM 33683MATH 1342, 3379, or STAT 33793
GEOG 2320 or BIOL 23203POLS 33953
PLSC 34404 
 16 13
Fourth Year
BIOL 43303GEOG 43313
BIOL 43743Prescribed Electives93
GEOL 43043Prescribed Electives98
GEOL 44264 
 13 14
Total Hours: 120
Prescribed Electives (At least nine hours must be advanced) 9
AGET 3383Soil & Water Conservation Engr3
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
BIOL 3461Wildlife Biology4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4320Environmental Toxicology3
CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II: Lecture3
CHEM 4442Air Quality4
ECON 3352Energy & Environmental Econ3
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
ENVR 4361Environ Sci Field Exp3
GEOG 3301Environmental Geography3
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4351Economic Geography3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
GEOL 3330Oceanography3
GEOL 4312Economic Geology3
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
PLSC 4330Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers3
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
PLSC 4397Integrated Pest Management3
SOCI 4337Environment And Society3
WMGT 2301Principles of Wildlife Mgmt3
WMGT 3382Habitat & Pond Management3

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Environmental Science (Pollution Abatement) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Use the scientific method to address environmental problems.
  • Think critically and problem solve.
  • Use statistics to evaluate hypotheses.
  • Chemically analyze soil, water, and air samples.
  • Apply knowledge of ecosystems and the environment to address environmental issues.