Academics: Majors and Programs

Environmental Science

Environmental Sciences Major

The goals of Environmental Sciences Program (ESP) are: (i) to prepare students for graduate school and employment,(ii) to give students a solid conceptual foundation and skills sets to address the current global environmental challenges, and (iii)  to prepare students to incorporate sustainability as way of life and live as environmentally literate citizens.  

ESP offers three areas of concentration: graduate school, pre-health, and dual-degree engineering. Students will receive a sound STEM based conceptual foundation, in the areas of soil, water and atmospheric science, as well as computer and technological competency aligned towards either professional careers or advanced degree path.

Students must complete all core requirements and major cognate courses as well as 12 approved electives with a grade of “C” or better. A minimum of 120 course credits must be completed upon graduation.

Major Requirements

Pre-med and Graduate Concentration Areas

Pre-Health Careers Track | Graduate School Track

Core Courses
ES 211- Intro to Environmental Science & Lab
ES 252 – Introduction to Geosciences & Lab
ES 251 –Air and Atmospheric Sciences & Lab
ES 312 – Water Resources and Management
ES 315 - Sustainable Development
ES 452 - Applications to Environmental Science - a capstone experience
ES 435 – Environmental Science Research
ES 425 - Global Environmental Change
Students are encouraged to take ES232 – Introduction to GIS as environmental elective

Dual Degree Environmental Engineering Concentration Area

ES\Dual Degree Engineering Track

Core Courses
ES 211 - Intro to Environmental Science & Lab
ES 252 – Introduction to Geosciences & Lab
ES 251 – Air and Atmospheric Sciences & Lab
ES 312 – Water Resources and Management
ES 315 - Sustainable Development
ES 425 - Global Environmental Change
Students are encouraged to take ES232 – Introduction to GIS as environmental elective

Electives

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