2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science

Environmental science is available as a major on the BS degree and a minor on the BA or BS degrees.

Administration and Advising

Each student prepares an individual program of study (POS) designed specifically for the student’s particular background and goals. The POS is prepared in consultation with the chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and the student’s adviser.

Pass/No-Credit Option

See the Bachelor's Degree Definitions and Regulations in the Bachelor's Degree section of the University requirements.

Up to (but no more than) 3 hours earned in elective courses that are offered only on a pass/no-credit basis may be applied to meet major or minor requirements within the College of Science & Engineering. Additional hours in such courses may be used as free electives or for majors or minors in other colleges (as permitted by those colleges).

Course Scheduling

Although taught regularly, not all required courses are scheduled every semester. Exceptions to the major requirements or to course prerequisites will not be made because of failure to complete coursework in a timely fashion. In particular, since they serve as prerequisites to many advanced courses, the foundation courses and associated requirements should be completed as early as possible in a student’s academic career.