Bachelor of Science Degree - Environmental Science

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses – Optional

Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing the Environmental Science major will be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from various scientific disciplines (i.e. biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) to address real world environmental problems. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, VI and VII.)
  2. Design a valid scientific experiment and analyze the resulting data. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II and VI.)
  3. Read, interpret, and evaluate information presented in media ranging from public new sources to scientific papers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, and III.)
  4. Accurately communicate scientific ideas in written and oral form. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, VI and VII.)
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of major global environment issues and appreciate the interconnectedness of the global system. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, V, VI and VII.)

Requirements

Environmental Science Major Courses

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 389Scientific Writings and Readings

2

BIOL 405Biometry

3

BIOL 415Ecology

4

 

BIOL 491AEnvironmental Health Seminar

2

Or

SCNC 494Independent Study, Undergraduate Research

1-6

Two Credits Required

 

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

SCNC 315Weather and Climate

3

GEOL 105Physical Geology

3

GEOL 105LPhysical Geology Lab

1

GEOL 320Hydrogeology

3

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

 

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

And

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

Or

PHYS 251University Physics I

4

And

PHYS 251LUniversity Physics I Lab

1

 

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

And

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

Or

PHYS 252University Physics II

4

And

PHYS 252LUniversity Physics II Lab

1

 

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

MATH 165Calculus I

4

SCNC 291Sophomore Science Seminar

1

Choose one class from the following:

BIOL 375Environmental Health Economics, Law and Public Policy

3

Or

AGEC 422Resource Economics and Environmental Protection

3

Take an additional 12 semester hours from the following:

(at least 6 hours must be 300 or 400 level)

BIOL 154Introduction to Botany

4

BIOL 250Wildlife Management

3

BIOL 300Environmental Biology

3

BIOL 305General Microbiology

4

BIOL 350Solid and Hazardous Wastes

3

BIOL 355Environmental Toxicology

3

CHEM 300Environmental Chemistry

1

CHEM 330Quantitative Analysis

4

CHEM 335Analytical Instrumentation

4

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 420Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

GEOL 311/GEOG 311Process Geomorphology

4

GEOL 330Physical Geology of North Dakota

3

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

GIS 480GPS/GIS II

3

MATH 166Calculus II

4

RNG 453Rangeland Resources Watershed Management

3

RNG 480Conflict of Resolutions in Agriculture

1

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 444Soil Genesis and Survey

4

Student may also choose one of the following for up to four credits:

BIOL 499Special Topics, Readings

1-6

CHEM 499Special Topics, Readings

1-6

GEOL 499Special Topics, Readings

1-6

Student may also choose one of the following for up to three credits:

BIOL 497Biology Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

CHEM 497Chemistry Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

GEOL 497Geology Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

Total Credit Hours: 78-79