2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. with an Environmental Science Emphasis

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Environmental Science Emphasis prepares majors to begin a professional career in the life sciences. Agriculture, wildlife management, forestry, the food industry, the drug and pharmacy industries, public health and environmental protection all provide career opportunities for biologists.

The Environmental Science Emphasis provides students with a broad base knowledge and skills necessary to understand the interactions between people and their environment. An integrative philosophy is woven through the course of study that involves opportunity for internship in related environmental employment. Goals for students in the program include

  1. To understand the interactions between living things and the physical environment.
  2. To appreciate the impact of human societies on the earth.
  3. To understand the biogeochemical cycles and how they affect global changes.
  4. To see the linkages between human choices and environmental effects.
  5. To appreciate the need for environmental ethics and to embrace a philosophy of sustainability to natural resources.


Biology Major - General Education Requirements


  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One additional course in English or in a foreign language
  • One additional humanities elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • One course in American history or government
  • One course in philosophy
  • Two additional social science electives from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
  • Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional Required Courses


In addition to the basekt below, students must take two courses fromthe Ecology basket, plus one from one of the other baskets, plus HIST 325 Tpcs Environmental History, ENV 375 Strategies In Sustainability  , SCI 250 Computational Science .


A Chemistry minor is strongly recommended but not required.

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