Environmental & Resource Science is an interdisciplinary field where we look at the interactions between organisms and their natural environment. In this program, you will gain hands-on experience in biology, chemistry, and geology in our state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory facilities, or directly in the field. You will examine local environmental issues such as water management during a drought, or collect invertebrates, soil and water samples in the field. In each class, you’ll be looking into some of the most exciting and important environmental issues facing our world.
In this program, you'll have:
Graduates of our Environmental Science program often find careers working for government agencies and private companies tasked with monitoring the environment. Take a look at the US Department of Labor Statistics for current job opportunities.
Examples of classes you’ll take as an Environmental & Resource Science major:
|Course||Description||Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s)||Credits|
|BIOL 441 - Field Ecology||Introduction to ecological research.||Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 191, BIOL 220, MATH 126, MATH 127, and STAT 391||4.00|
|ENV 480 - Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management||Introduction to the use of GIS for environmental problem analysis and management. Covers fundamental concepts as well as technical skills including the nature of geographic data, data collection and conversion, geo-coding, database development and management, spatial analysis, and use of spatial information in management.||None||4.00|
|BIOL 305 - Conservation Biology||Fundamental issues in conservation biology including biodiversity, invasive and endangered species, reserve design, and environmental legislation to provide a scientific examination of the biological issues underpinning conservation.||Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 191, BIOL 220, and MATH 126||3.00|