BS in Environmental Sciences with Emphasis in Outreach and Education
Degree Program Description
The degree in Environmental Sciences with Emphasis in Outreach and Education combines interests in educating others about the natural environment and environmental issues with the shaping of new policies and educating others about the natural environment and environmental issues. Example careers include Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Environmental Specialist, and Environmental Teacher. Employment may occur in a variety of sectors, including Extension, federal, state, county and city government agencies, non-government agencies (NGOs), and private consulting firms.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences are required to complete all University general education, University graduation, and degree requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3-5|
|or MATH 1160||Precalculus Mathematics|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3-5|
|or MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|Business Elective (select from ABM, ECON, FINPLN)||3|
|ABM 2123||Quantitative Applications in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences||3|
|or STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning|
|AGSC_COM 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||3|
|ENV_SC 1100||Introduction to Environmental Science||3|
|ATM_SC 1050||Introductory Meteorology||3|
|NAT_R 2325||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|or GEOG 3040||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems GIS|
|ENV_SC 4560||Observing the Earth from Space||3|
|or ABM 1200||Applied Computer Applications|
Core Emphasis Requirements
|BIO_SC 1200||General Botany with Laboratory||3|
|or PLNT_SCI 2110||Plants and their Cultivation|
|BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory||5|
|NAT_R 4353||Natural Resource Policy/Administration||3|
|or ENV_SC 4400W||Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice - Writing Intensive|
|or ABM 2070W||Environmental Economics and Policy - Writing Intensive|
|GEOL 1100||Introduction to the Earth with Laboratory||4|
|or GEOL 1200||Environmental Geology with Laboratory|
|ENV_SC 4305||Environmental Soil Physics||3|
|ENV_SC 4306||Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory||2|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||Leadership Development in Youth Organizations||3|
|or AG_ED_LD 4340H||Designing and Delivering Educational/Leadership Programs - Honors|
|ENV_SC 4024||Foundations of Environmental Education||3|
|ESC_PS 2000||Experiencing Cultural Diversity in the United States||3|
|ESC_PS 2010||Inquiry Into Learning I||3|
|ESC_PS 2014||Inquiry into Learning I - Field Experience|
|or AGSC_COM 2210||Communicating Science to the Public|
|or NAT_R 2080||Outdoor Recreation Consortium|
|SOIL 2100||Introduction to Soils||3|
|SOIL 2106||Soil Science Laboratory||2|
|Additional Emphasis Area Requirements|
|ENV_SC 2600||Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|ENV_SC 3250||Pollutant Fate and Transport||3|
|ENV_SC 3290||Soils and the Environment||3|
|ENV_SC 4940||Environmental Science Internship||3|
|PRST 3230||Outdoor Recreation Policy||3|
|PRST 3231||Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources||3|
|Upper Level Disciplinary Electives|
|Select 15 credit hours from the following courses at the 3000/4000 levels (must take at least one Atmospheric, Environmental, or Soil Science course).||15|
|ATM_SC 3600||Climates of the World|
|ENV_SC 4312||Environmental Soil Microbiology|
|ENV_SC 4318||Environmental Soil Chemistry|
|ENV_SC 4560||Observing the Earth from Space|
|F_W 4600||Ecosystem Management|
|FOREST 4320||Forest Ecology|
|NAT_R 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management|
|PRST 3210W||Personnel Management and Leadership - Writing Intensive|
|PRST 3220||Introduction to Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities|
|PRST 4250||Parks, Health and Wellness|
|PRST 4340||Recreation Land Management|
|ENV_SC 4600W||Sustainability Science Problem Solving - Writing Intensive||3|
|Electives approved by professional advisor to complete 120 total credits|
|BIO_SC 1200||5||ESC_PS 2000||3||MATH 1100||3|
|HIST 1100||3||AGSC_COM 2220||3|
|ENV_SC 1100||3||GEOL 1200||4|
|ATM_SC 1050||3||SOIL 2100||3|
|BIO_SC 1500||5||CHEM 1320||4|
|ENV_SC 4024||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|ENV_SC 2600||3||NAT_R 2325||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2270||3||Emphasis Area Elective||3|
|ENV_SC 3290||3||ENV_SC 3250||3||ENV_SC 4940||3|
|SOIL 4305||3||MATH 1400||3|
|SOIL 4306||2||ESC_PS 2010||3|
|ABM 1200||3||Business Elective||3|
|Emphasis Area Elective||3||Emphasis Area Elective||3|
|ABM 2123||3||NAT_R 4353||3|
|PRST 3230||3||NAT_R 2080||2|
|Emphasis Area Elective||3||ENV_SC 4600W||3|
|Humanities Elective WI||3||Emphasis Area Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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