Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates study of problems caused by human use of the natural world with analysis of remedies for these problems through social, economic, or political change.  Courses in this concentration will engage student critical thinking skills by interacting with content from a variety of fields.  The concentration requires six courses selected from a wide range of disciplines and departments.

Concentration Requirements

BIO 2360, 2160. Environmental Science and Lab.
CHE 3445. Environmental Chemistry.
MAT 3327. Statistics or Eco. 3327 Statistical Methods or BIO. 3345 Biostatistics.
PHI 4333. Philosophy of Science. Alternate courses accepted with prior permission.

Research/Internship. Offered through the student’s major department; 3 credits.

Electives: (Select one of the following)
POL 3324. Public Policy.
ECO 4356. ST/Economics of the Environment.
ECO 4341. Economics and Social Ethics.
HIS 4357. American Environmental History.
BIO 3346. Animal Behavior.
BIO 3326. Ecology.
PHY 3363. Computational Physics.
PHI 4336. Ethics.
BUS. Any Business course that pertains to issues raised in environmental science

 

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