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 required Auxiliary courses taken for Foundation, Area of Knowledge (AOK), and/or Open Elective credit. Note: CHE 112, CHE 223, AND CHE 224 constitute an In-Depth Sequence applicable towards AOK and I&E requirements.

Auxiliary Course Requirements

Taken as University Core and/or Open Electives (29 credits)

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 141Introductory Statistics for the Life Sciences

4 credits

SCI 145Environmental Geology

3 credits

SCI 226Geographical Information Systems

3 credits

Major Requirements – (50-53)

Major Courses: (26 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

Major Electives: (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

Open Electives – (20-34)

Includes Auxiliary courses not take for University Core Curriculum credit and UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar (1 credit).

Total Credit Hours: 128

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