Bachelor of Science, Major in Environment Science (Water Resources)

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science (Water Resources)
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)4
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/GEOG 2320Sustainability and Environment3
BIOL 3409General Ecology4
BIOL 4330Aquatic Biology3
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 24
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
Select two of the following:8
Weather and Climate
Physical Geology
Geologic & Environmental Hazards
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys4
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing3-4
or GEOG 4361 Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
GEOL 3326Environmental Geology3
GEOL 4304Geochemistry3
or CHEM 3368 Environmental Chemistry
GEOL 4426Hydrogeology4
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
Select one from the following:3-4
Calculus II
Statistical Mthods in Practice
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
POLS 3395Environmental Policy3
Prescribed Electives
Select two courses of the following (minimum of 8 SCH)8
Soil & Water Conservation Engr
Wildlife Biology
Quantitative Analysis
Environmental Chemistry
Energy & Environmental Econ
Environ Sci Field Exp
Environmental Geography
Sustainable Development
Field Studies
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
Environmental Health
Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers
Introduction to Public Policy
Environment And Society
Habitat & Pond Management
Total Hours120-122
First Year
BIOL 14014Component Area IV33
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
GEOG 1401, GEOL 1403, or GEOL 14054GEOL 1403, GEOG 1401, or GEOL 14054
HIST 130123HIST 130223
 MATH 142044
 14 17
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area IX83
Component Area VIII53BIOL 14074
BIOL 1406 or 14114CHEM 141254
CHEM 141164POLS 230673
POLS 230573 
 17 14
Third Year
BIOL 2320 or GEOG 23203ENGL 33303
BIOL 34094GEOG 43303
GEOG 24644GEOL 33263
PLSC 34404MATH 1430, 3379, or BIOL 437493-4
 POLS 33953
 15 15-16
Fourth Year
BIOL 43303GEOG 43313
GEOG 4468 or 43613-4GEOG 44324
GEOL 4304 or CHEM 3368103Prescribed Elective 114
GEOL 44264Prescribed Elective114
 13-14 15
Total Hours: 120-122
Prescribed Electives 11
Must select a minimum of 8 hours to meet 120-hour requirement
AGET 3383Soil & Water Conservation Engr3
BIOL 3461Wildlife Biology4
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3368Environmental Chemistry3
ECON 3352Energy & Environmental Econ3
ENVR 4361Environ Sci Field Exp3
GEOG 3301Environmental Geography3
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOL 3330Oceanography3
GEOL 4400Stratigraphy & Sedimentation4
HLTH 4390Environmental Health3
PLSC 4330Soil Fertility Mgt Fertilizers3
POLS 3302Introduction to Public Policy3
SOCI 4337Environment And Society3
WMGT 3382Habitat & Pond Management3

The BS  in Environmental Science (Water Resources) 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.

  • Use quantitative methods to assess groundwater and surface water issues.

  • Apply knowledge of the environment and ecosystems to address environmental problems.

  • Problem solve.​