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Environmental Science (B.S.)

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in environmental science will be able to:

  • apply interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to environmental problems.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of techniques used to collect and analyze environmental data.
  • communicate effectively on environmental topics and data.

Major Requirements (74-77 CH)

The Department of Environmental Science requires an overall 2.0 GPA or better in all courses required for the major. The college core requirements for a bachelor of science degree must be met by passing a mathematics placement test at the calculus entry level or earning a grade of C minus or higher in MATH 141 or any calculus course.

  • ENSC 111 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3 CH)
  • POSC 116 American Government and Politics or POSC 336 Public Administration (3 CH)
  • ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 221 Principles of Microeconomics (3 CH)
  • REL 200 Contemporary Ethical Issues or PHIL 297  Environmental Ethics (3 CH)
  • MATH 211 Elementary Statistics (4 CH) 
  • BIO 145 Foundations of Biology (4 CH) 
  • BIO 262 Animal Systematics or BIO 263 Plant Systematics (4 CH)
  • BIO 392 General Ecology (4 CH)
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I (4 CH) 
  • CHEM 160 General Chemistry II (4 CH) 
  • CHEM 330 Environmental Chemistry (4 CH)
  • CHEM 370 Instrumental Analysis (4 CH)
  • GEOL 150 Earth Systems (4 CH)
  • GEOL 210 Hydrogeology (3 CH)
  • GEOL 250 Environmental Geology (4 CH)
  • ENSC 210 Environmental Law (3 CH) 
  • ENSC 225 Geographical Information Systems (3 CH) 
  • ENSC 250 Meteorology (4 CH)
  • ENSC 320 Land Use Planning (3 CH) 
  • ENSC 350 Applied Environmental Science (3 CH) 
  • ENSC 410 Internship (3-6  CH)