Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science (Sustainability)

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science (Sustainability)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
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) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1401Environmental Science 24
BIOL 1411General Botany4
or BIOL 1406 General Biology I
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
or BIOL 1407 General Biology II
BIOL/GEOG 2320Sustainability and Environment (This course is dual listed as GEOG 2320)3
BIOL 3409General Ecology4
BIOL 4374Biostatistics3
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
ECON 3352Energy & Environmental Econ3
or GEOG 4351 Economic Geography
GEOG 1401Weather and Climate 54
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys4
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology3-4
or GEOG 4330 Hydrology and Water Resources
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3-4
or GEOG 4468 Remote Sensing
Select one of the following:4
Physical Geology
Geologic & Environmental Hazards
GEOL 3326Environmental Geology3
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
POLS 3395Environmental Policy3
SOCI 3336Social Change And Development3
or SOCI 4337 Environment And Society
or POLS 3366 Public Administration
Prescribed Advance Electives:
Select 17 hours from the following advanced electives:17
Soil & Water Conservation Engr
Wildlife Biology
Aquatic Biology
Intro to Technical Writing
Environ Sci Field Exp
Environmental Geography
Cultural Geography
Hydrology and Water Resources
Field Studies
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Remote Sensing
Environmental Health
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology
Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers
Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt
Integrated Pest Management
Introduction to Public Policy
Nonprofit Organizations
Public Administration
Environment And Society
Habitat & Pond Management
Total Hours120-122
First Year
BIOL 140114Component Area IX1
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
GEOG 140114GEOL 1403 or 140514
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 131443MATH 1342 or STAT 33793
 17 14
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area IV73
Component Area VIII53Component Area IX83
BIOL 1411 or 14064BIOL 1413 or 14074
CHEM 14114GEOG 24644
POLS 230563POLS 230663
 17 17
Third Year
BIOL 34094ECON 3352 or GEOG 43513
GEOG 2320 or BIOL 23203GEOL 33263
GEOG 4468 or 43613 or 4GEOG 4432 or 43303 or 4
PLSC 34404POLS 339593
 Prescribed Advance Elective93
 14-15 15-16
Fourth Year
BIOL 43743Prescribed Advance Elective93
GEOG 43313Prescribed Advance Elective 94
GEOG 33103Prescribed Advance Elective 93
Prescribed Advance Elective 94SOCI 3336, 4337, or POLS 33663
 13 13
Total Hours: 120-122
Advanced Elective (Enviromental Science) 9
AGET 3383Soil & Water Conservation Engr3
BIOL 3461Wildlife Biology4
BIOL 4330Aquatic Biology3
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
ENVR 4361Environ Sci Field Exp3-6
GEOG 3301Environmental Geography3
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4357Population Geography3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
GEOL 3330Oceanography3
GEOL 4426Hydrogeology4
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
PHIL 3372Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 4306Philosophy of Biology3
PLSC 4330Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers3
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
PLSC 4397Integrated Pest Management3
POLS 3302Introduction to Public Policy3
POLS 3339Nonprofit Organizations3
POLS 3366Public Administration3
SOCI 4337Environment And Society3
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 (Sustainability) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Use the scientific method to address environmental problems.
  • Think critically.
  • Generate and/or interpret geospatial data based geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing.
  • Apply knowledge of the environment and ecosystems to address environmental issues.
  • Ability to problem solve.