Environmental Science Major, BS

(NYC, PLV)

This major offers students an interdisciplinary environmental science program within the context of a liberal arts education.  Designed for students interested in a scientific perspective on environmental issues, it provides both basic and applied knowledge needed to understand the environment and associated problems. This degree will allow students to continue with advanced studies in a graduate degree program or to enter the job market for environmental science positions.

University Core – (44-55)

Includes MAT 131 and CHE 111 as Foundation courses. Also may include various major-required Math and Science courses as Area courses, e.g., three Chemistry courses (CHE 112, 223, and 224) as an in-depth Area sequence and either MAT 141, SCI 145 or 146 as an Area IV course. 

Note:  Any of the above major-required Math and Science courses not taken for University Core credit must be taken for Open Elective credit.

 

Major Requirements – (59-76)

Biology Courses: (25 credits)

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 205Concepts of Environmental Science

3 credits

BIO 210Ecology

4 credits

BIO 221Botany

4 credits

BIO 490Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

BIO 491Internship in Biology

3 credits

Environmental Science Courses: (24-27 credits)

Students choose from the following list:

ANT 108Global Culture and Local Identities

3 credits

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 322Animal Behavior

4 credits

BIO 327Cellular Biochemistry

4 credits

BIO 345Introduction to Toxicology

3 credits

CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques

4 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

ENV 111Environmental Studies: Economical, Ethical and Political Perspectives

3 credits

ENV 205Globalization, Trade and the Environment

3 credits

ENV 296AGeographical Information Systems in Environmental Science

3 credits

PHI 223Environmental Ethics

3 credits

SOC 111Urban Sociology

3 credits

ENV 235Sustainable Living in Our World

3 credits

Math and Science Requirements: 10-24

 

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

SCI 145Environmental Geology

3 credits

SCI 226Geographical Information Systems

3 credits

Open Electives – (4-25)

Includes any major-required Math and Science courses not taken for University Core Curriculum credit

and

UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar (1 credit).

 

Total Credit Hours: 128

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