Undergraduate Course Catalog 2005-2006
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Total Credit Hours: 128
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
Environmental Science majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.
All Environmental Science majors must take the program's core courses (37 credite hours). Environmental Science majors enrolled in the Ecology Track must complete a total of 68 credit hours as specified below. Majors enrolled in the Chemistry Track must complete a total of 61 credit hours.
Besides the 37 hours in core courses, Ecology Track majors must take an additional 31 credit hours (23 in required Ecology Track courses and 8 in specified electives). Likewise, Chemistry Track majors must take an additional 24 - 27 credit hours beyound the core courses in required Chemistry Track courses.
Ecology Track Major Credit Hours: 68
Chemistry Track Major Credit Hours: 61
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence. Environmental Science majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class. The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.
I. Core Courses required of both Ecology Track and Chemistry Track majors: (37)02-110 General Biology I (4)02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)02-115 General Biology II (4)02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)02-222 Earth Science (4)02-233 Principles of Environmental Science (4)02-320 Biometry (3)02-375 Issues in Environmental Science (3)03-120 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)03-110 General Chemistry I (4)03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)03-115 General Chemistry II (4)03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
II. Ecology Track additional required courses: (31)02-220 Genetics (4)02-221 Genetics Lab (1)02-224 Microbiology (4) 02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)02-315 General Ecology (3)02-316 General Ecology Lab (1) 02-383 Ecology Journal Club (1)02-495 Research Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science (2)02-498 Field Biology (2)13-200 Calculus I (4)
Ecology Track majors must chose 8 credit hours from the following list of electives: 02-260 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)02-405 Invertebrate Zoology (4) 02-416 Conservation Biology (3) 02-417 Conservation Biology Lab (1) 02-418 Limnology (3) 02-419 Limnology Lab (1)02-420 Botany (3) 02-421 Botany Lab (1)
III. Chemistry Track required courses: (24)03-320 Analytical Chemistry I (3)03-321 Analytical Chemistry I Lab (2)03-325 Instrumental Analysis (3)03-326 Instrumental Analysis Lab (2)03-340 Environmental Chemistry I (3)03-341 Environmental Chemistry I Lab (1)03-342 Environmental Chemistry II (3)03-343 Environmental Chemistry II Lab (1)03-450 Research (1-4)13-120 Mathematical Analysis (4)
IV. For Ecology track majors, the advanced writing requirement of the General Education Curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of the following courses which contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II (02-111 and 02-116), Microbiology Lab (02-226), and Research Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science (02-495). For Chemistry track majors, the advanced writing requirement of the General Education Curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of the following courses which contain strong writing components: General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Analytical Chemistry, and Instrumental Analysis.