Southeast Missouri State University
Environmental Science Program

B.S. in Environmental Science 

Curriculum

The curriculum towards the B.S. in Environmental Science degree is a science intensive program that consists of core courses required of every environmental science major, and an option area (biology, business, chemistry, environmental health, geoprocessing and soils, or policy and communication). The curriculum is designed to provide environmental science majors with fundamental knowledge of the scientific, social, ethical, legal, economic, and health aspects of environmental issues.

Curriculum Overview

Core Courses:

Biology  12 hours 
Chemistry  16 hours 
Information Systems   3 hours 
Environmental Science 11 hours
Geosciences  13 hours 
Mathematics    8 hours 
Physics  10 hours 
UI 300-level    3 hours 
UI 400-level    3 hours 


Option Areas:

Biology  16 hours 
Business 15 hours
Chemistry 15 hours 
Environmental Health 14-15 hours
Geoprocessing and Soils 15 hours 
Policy and Communication 12-15 hours
     
Total Credit hours:  91-95 hours


University Studies Requirements
(other than included in the core)
30 hours

Total Credit Hours:                121-125 hours


Core Courses (credit hours)   79 hours

Department of Biology (12)
BS 105 Environmental Biology (3)
BI 200 General Microbiology (3)
BO 200 Plant Biology or ZO 200 Animal Biology (3)
  whichever not completed in core
           BI 332 General Ecology (3)

Department of Chemistry (14)
CH 185 General Chemistry I (5)
CH 186 General Chemistry II (3)
          CH 341 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CH 342 Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)
          CH 350 Environmental Chemistry (3)
 
Department of Computer Science (3)
          IS 175 Information System I (3)
 
Environmental Science Program (11)
EV 201 Environmental Science Seminar I (1)
EV 401 Environmental Science Seminar II (1)
          EV 454 Risk Assessment (3)
Experiential Learning (3)
     May be either internship [480-482] or  research [EV 490-492]
     or a combination of the two.  Internship or research credits with
     a prefix other than EV may be substituted with prior approval of
     the  Program Director.) 
          One additional course from EV 3xx or EV 4xx (3)
 
Department of Geosciences (13)
          GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
          GO 365 Environmental Soil Science (4)
          GO 460 Environmental Hydrology (3)
          UI 373 Earth and Life Through Time (3)
 
Department of Mathematics (8)
MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
MA 223 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3) (Business area students may substitute MG 257 for MA 223)

Department of Physics (10)
PH 120 Introductory Physics I (5) 
PH 121 Introductory Physics II (5)    (PH 230/231 may be substituted for PH 120/121)


300 Level Interdisciplinary Courses (3)
One course selected from the following list. 
 
UI 331 Biochemistry I (3)
UI 339 North American Indians (3)
UI 360 Recycling and Waste Management (3)
UI 372 Earthquakes and Society (3)
UI 386 Environmental Health (3)
UI 387 Environmental Law and Public Policy (3)
 

400 Level Interdisciplinary Course (3)
UI 429 Environmental Ethics (3)
 

For more information about the program contact srovermann@semo.edu

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Last revision: January 24, 2010

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