2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. with a Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Concentration

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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

  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.

General Education Requirements

(48 credits)


(5 courses)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • American History or American Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives

College of Arts and Sciences Electives

  • Two courses from subjects within the College of Arts & Sciences

Upper Level Baskets

(23-24 credits)

Core plus 4 courses from the Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship basket, and two courses from the other baskets. 

General Electives / Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Concentration

(10-16 credits)

Graduation Requirements

  • 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 

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