May 09, 2021
The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship 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 Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship 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
- To understand the interactions between living things and the physical environment.
- To appreciate the impact of human societies on the earth.
- To understand the biogeochemical cycles and how they affect global changes.
- To see the linkages between human choices and environmental effects.
- To appreciate the need for environmental ethics and to embrace a philosophy of sustainability to natural resources.
General Education Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
- Fine Arts from the following subject areas: ADAH, ADGD, ADID, ADIN, ADSA, ART, ARTH, FPAR or MUS
- Literature or Foreign Language
- Philosophy (PHIL 305 , PHIL 306 , PHIL 307 or PHIL 308 are recommended)
- Humanities Elective from the following subject areas: ENGL, HUM, PHIL, REL, Foreign Language, Fine Arts & Aesthetics
- HUM 101 or HUM 301
- History or Government
- Social Science, two courses taken from the following subject areas: ECON, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, & WGS
Biology Core Requirements (22-27 Credit Hours)
Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship
Choose four courses for the Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship Concentration.
Additional Major Requirements (30-31 Credit Hours)
Non-Biology Science & Math Requirements
General Electives/Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Concentration (10-16 Credit Hours)
HUM 211 - Nature and Humanity is required and a chemistry minor is strongly recommended but not required.
- 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
- A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
- A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
- 60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution