Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Environmental Sciences B.S.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E (see Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

BIOL 1107Principles of Biology I

3

BIOL 1107LPrinciples of Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 1108Principles of Biology II

3

BIOL 1108LPrinciples of Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 2800Ecology

4

ENSC 2000Environment Methods & Measures

3

GEOL 1121Physical Geology

3

Lab hour from GEOL 1121L must be taken with the corresponding lecture.  Lab credit hours from GEOL 1121L will count in the Cognate area.

(Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC.)

Major Requirements

Choose one of the following courses:

CHEM 2800Quantitative Analysis

3

CHEM 2800LQuantitative Analysis Lab

1

or

MATH 1261Calculus I

4

or

MATH 1262Calculus II

4

or

PHYS 1111Introductory Physics I

3

PHYS 1111LIntroductory Physics Lab I

1

Choose two of the following courses

ENSC 3800GI Science Tech-Landscape Ecol

4

or

GEOG 3100Intro Geographic Information

3

ENSC 3050Environ Prob & Sustain Solut

3

Choose two of the following courses:

GEOL 4100Introductory Hydrology

4

or

ENSC 4150Environmental Hydrogeology

4

GEOL 4150Environmental Hydrogeology

4

Two upper level ENSC courses from following list

ENSC 3800GI Science Tech-Landscape Ecol

4

ENSC 4480Ichthyology

4

ENSC 4600Soil & Environmental Quality

4

ENSC 4710Biogeography

4

ENSC 4740Environmental Conservation

3

ENSC 4770Field Ornithology

4

ENSC 4780Freshwater Biology

4

ENSC 4785Eco of Wetland Ecosystems

4

ENSC 4860Vertebrate Field Techniques

4

ENSC 4951Special Topics w/ Lab

4

Two upper level ENSC courses

Any ENSC 3000-4999 courses.  May include lab courses.  (6-8 hours)

Two upper level GEOL courses

Any GEOL 3000-4999 courses.  (8 hours)

Cognate Requirements (14-16 semester hours)

 

MATH 1261Calculus I

4

or

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

ENSC 1000Intro to Environmental Science

3

ENSC 1000LIntro to Environ Science Lab

1

CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry I

3

CHEM 1211LPrinciples of Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 1212Principles of Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1212LPrinciples of Chemistry Lab II

1

GEOL 1121LPhysical Geology Lab

1

MATH 1261, MATH 2600, ENSC 1000, ENSC 1000L, CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L: Courses required here if not taken in Area D

Foreign Language Requirement (3-6 semester hours)

Student must demonstrate proficiency at the level of the second university course (1002) in one foreign language for the degree. (3-6 hours)

Senior Capstone Requirement (3 semester hours)

Students should choose one of the following options: ENSC 4952, ENSC 4953, ENSC 4961, ENSC 4980 or ENSC 4996 (Capstone Research).  Consultation with your supervising professor for the internship or option is required prior to registration. Any semester or yearlong study abroad experience can also fulfill the capstone requirement.  Students should discuss this choice with their faculty mentor.

Electives (8-13 semester hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 39 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  2. A grade of C or better is required in First Year Academic Seminar. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.
  3. A grade of C or better is required in all science and math Area F and Cognate courses.  Students earning a D or F in a course can retake the course to earn a C or better.