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Environmental Studies Programs

Majors in Environmental Studies

Whether you are interested in environmental matters in a political, social, or economic context, or looking at a career tackling environmental issues through lab and field research, UE's environmental studies program provides the tools you need to succeed.

Programs

Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science

Graduates in environmental science are well prepared for a variety of careers dealing with the complex environmental problems that confront our society. This major stresses a strong background in basic science combined with courses dealing specifically with environmental problems. It is intended for students interested in laboratory and field research, as well as those interested in the general area of scientific evaluation of environmental problems.

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Course Title Credit Hours
Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 118) 4
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 240) 4
Inorganic Chemistry I (CHEM 280) 4
Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 360) 4
General Biology (BIOL 107 and 108 or 109) 7
Ecology (BIOL 423) 4
University Physics (PHYS 210 and 211) 10
Physical Geography (GEOG 230) 4
Science of Environmental Pollutants (ID 260) 3
Environmental Engineering (CE 374) 3
Calculus (MATH 221 and 222 or equivalent) 4
Software Applications (SA 120) 3
Environmental Internships (ID 495) 3
Environmental Issues (ID 490) 2

An additional 15 credit hours of upper level courses (300 and above) are chosen from chemistry, biology, physics and civil engineering (except senior seminar courses). These courses are chosen in consultation with the Environmental Studies Program Director. The core courses satisfy the natural sciences and mathematics Integrated Distribution Requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Administration

Graduates in environmental administration are trained with a focus on environmental matters as they are framed within the context of political, social and economic issues of our society. This major is for students who are interested in the administrative or policy-making aspects of environmental issues.

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Course Title Credit Hours
Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 118) 4
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 240) 4
General Biology (BIOL 107 and 108 or 109) 7
Ecology (BIOL 423) 4
General Physics (PHYS 121) 5
Survey of Calculus (MATH 134) 3
Science of Environmental Pollutants (ID 260) 3
Geography (GEOG 220 or 230) 3-4
World Population Growth (SOC 215) 3
American National Government (PSCI 143) 3
Comparative Public Policy (PSCI 240) 3
Introduction to Public Management (PSCE 347) 3
Legal Environment of Business (LAW 201) 3
Administrative Law (LS 380) 3
Macroeconomics (ECON 101) 3
Accounting (ACCT 210) 3
Principles of Management (MGT 300) 3
A Course in Research Methods or Statistics 3
Environmental Issues (ID 490) 2

An additional 18 hours of upper-level courses (300 and above) are chosen from: political science, sociology, economics, biology, chemistry and physics (except senior seminar courses). Interdisciplinary 495, Environmental Internship, can be used to fulfill the upper level course requirements. These courses are chosen in consultation with the Environmental Studies Program Director. The core courses satisfy the general education natural science, social science and mathematics requirements..

Minor in Environmental Studies (Click to Expand)

Course Title Credit Hours
Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 118) 4
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 240) 4
General Biology (BIOL 107 and 108 or 109) 7
Ecology (BIOL 423) 4
Geography (GEOG 220 or 230) 3-4
Introduction to Environmental Science (ID 103) 3

Economics 101 and Sociology 105 are recommended prerequisites which meet the General Education requirements.