Jan 27, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science

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Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Environmental Science program, students will: 

  1. Use critical and creative thinking to understand, formulate, and apply the principles of environmental and earth system sciences that related to land, air, and water;
  2. Identify and communicate the complex relationships between approaches to environmental issues and the diverse political, social, and economic perspectives on the environment;
  3. Demonstrate information literacy by locating, interpreting, synthesizing, and applying relevant information sources through capstone, presentation, and writing projects;   
  4. Express themselves clearly in written and oral form on a variety of environmental topics. 
  5. Apply the scientific method by engaging in hypothesis formation, testing, and problem solving;  
  6. Make informed decisions on issues of local, national and global environmental significance based on an understanding of the interrelationships between humans and natural earth systems.

Requirements for the Environmental Science Major:

Complete 1 or 2

Option 1


CMS 210  , ENG 101  , and PSI 101  are strongly recommended. RES 495  and RES 496  for two credits each may be substituted for BIO/CHM/EVS 495  and BIO/CHM/EVS 496  .

Group A and B

Complete at least 9 credits from each group and at least one additional class from either group. Only two classes can be at the 100 level.

Option 2: Science Teaching

Environmental Science majors completing this option are qualified to teach earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics in grades 7-12.

Complete A or B

All requirements listed under the catalog section Secondary Education

Secondary or K-12 Endorsements  

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