College of Sciences and Health Professions

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Environmental Science (B.S.)

Hours required for major: 75

Hours required for minor: 19 or 20

Special Tracks: Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology, Environmental Planning

Additional Information: The Tarun K. Mal Award is presented annually to outstanding graduating environmental science major(s).

Student Organizations: The Biology, Geology, Environmental Science Student Association; the Student Environmental Movement.

Advising: Consult the BGES office 216-687-2440 or e-mail

The B.S. in Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary degree offered through the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES) that provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences while permitting specialization in an area of focused study.

Note: Environmental Science is part of the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences.

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Major-Field Requirements

All majors must take 59 credits of core courses and 16 elective credits in one of the special environmental foci described below.

A. Required Core Courses (59 credits)

and two of the following planning and policy courses:

and one (at least four credits) of the following capstone courses:

Recommendation: Although not required, students are urged to take MTH 181 Calculus I and MTH 182 Calculus II.

The university requirement for at least one WAC course within the major can be satisfied using EVS 390 in connection with a content course, or ENV 435/UST 435 Environmental Policy.

B. Elective Environmental Focus (16 credits)

Students earning a B. S. in Environmental Science must choose a focus area by selecting elective courses (totaling at least 16 credits) from among those given in one of the following course lists.

Environmental Biology
Environmental Geology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Technology
Environmental Planning

With the approval of the departmental adviser, a student may develop an alternative selection of focused electives from the above lists.

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Environmental Science Minor

A minor program of study in Environmental Science consists of 19 or 20 credit hours. BIO 202/203, EVS 206, EVS 300/301, and EVS 302/303 are required courses. Select one of the following courses to complete the minor: CHM 255, CVE 471, or GEO 323.

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