Environmental Science

Providing the necessary background and experience in the natural and social sciences.

Program Overview

With the study of Environmental Science, you will be prepared for leadership opportunities throughout the ever-changing natural science world. Throughout your coursework, you will be prepared for critical thinking for today's complex environmental problems or plan for a post-graduate degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain, using appropriate terminology, the major concepts in environmental science including major environmental problems, their causes, consequences, and potential solutions.
  • Explain the fundamentals of scientific inquiry, interpret the results of scientific investigations, and draw reasonable conclusions from data.
  • Communicate scientific information in oral and written form.
  • Relate models, theories, and concepts to real-world phenomena.
  • Use standard scientific equipment appropriately and safely.
  • Explain, using appropriate terminology, the major environmental laws in the United States.
  • Function successfully in an environmental science internship.

 

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Environmental Educator
  • Ecologist
  • Water-Quality Scientist
  • Environmental Health Officer

 

Degrees in Environmental Science

Environmental Science Comprehensive (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • BIO 12104 Biology I
  • NSC 22304 Environmental Science    
  • MTH 21404 Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • POL 11103 American National Government
  • SOC 11103 Introduction to Sociology

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
120

Environmental Science (Associate)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • BIO 12204 Biology II    
  • BIO 20704 Ecology    
  • CHM 15505 General Chemistry II    
  • NSC 20303 Physical Geology

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
61

Environmental Science (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • ECO 11103 Contemporary Economics
  • NSC 22304 Environmental Science    
  • NSC 20303 Physical Geology 


All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
18-19
Kidd Math and Science Building
Facilities

Kidd Math & Science Center

The Kidd Math/Science Center opened in 1985. With an award-winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants and a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. The center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices, and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of campus. McKenzie Hall opened in 1997 providing two large lecture halls, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, three computer labs, faculty offices, and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape.

The campus is located in a rural area with both on and off-campus sites available for field study of streams, lakes, wetlands, and woodlands.