Degree Requirements

BS in Environmental Science and Conservation

The Environmental Science and Conservation Major emphasizes the relationship between humankind and the natural world, prepares students to recognize the impact of human interventions on environmental systems, and provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective stewards of our environment. The fields of Environmental and Conservation Science are highly multidisciplinary, combining elements from the sciences and the social sciences.

Supporting Course Requirements

  • MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics
  • MTH 2401 Calculus I

Fundamental Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • ESC 1101 Environmental Careers Seminar
  • ESC1402 Intro to Environmental Science (AP credit may apply)
  • ESC 2301 Environmental Compliance and Planning
  • ESC 3306 Natural Resources Conservation
  • ESC 3350 Watershed Management
  • ESC 3340 Wildlife Management
  • ESC 4310 Environmental Science Internship
  • ESC 4411 Environmental Science Research OR BIO 4410 Biological Science Research
  • BIO 1402 General Zoology OR BIO 2403 General Botany
  • CHE 1341 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1141 Chemistry I Lab
  • GLG 3301 Geology

ESC Multidisciplinary Requirement (15 credit hours)

Students must select enough courses from the two lists to bring the total number of hours for the major to 50 and the total number of upper-level hours to 24. At least one course from each list must be chosen. Students may use courses not listed with approval from the Director of Major.

Science Courses:

  • ESC 3402 Environmental Chemistry
  • ESC 3403 General Ecology
  • ESC3330 Environmental Modeling
  • ESC 4360 Special Topics (may repeat once)
  • BIO 1101-1106 (3 hours maximum)
  • BIO 1402 General Zoology OR BIO2403 General Botany
  • BIO 3302 Tropical Biology
  • BIO3303 Native Plants
  • BIO3370 Ecology of the Pacific Northwest
  • CHE 1342 Chemistry II
  • CHE 1142 Chemistry II Lab
  • CHE 2402 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 2402 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 3401 Analytical Chemistry
  • PHY 1401 Physics I
  • PHY 1402 Physics II
  • SCI 3303 Geology & Ecology of the SW United States
  • SCI 3304 Geology & Ecology of Hawaii

Social Science Courses:

  • BUS 3313 Creativity, Critical Thinking, & Change
  • COM 3308 Persuasive Communication
  • COM 3350 Conflict Resolution
  • ECO 2301 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • GRG 1311 Principles of Geography
  • GRG 1312 World Regional Geography
  • HIS 3344 Am. Environmental History
  • KIN 1302 First Aid and Safety
  • POLS 3321 Public Policy
  • POLS 3301 Environmental Policy
  • REDU 3232 Outdoor Christian Ministry
  • REL 3346 A Christian View of Nature
  • SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 3301 Urbanization (Demography)

Elective Hours

The minimum of credit hours sufficient to bring the total number of credit hours to 128 of which 39 must be upper-level.

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