Aug 21, 2019  
University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
University Catalog 2019-2020

Environmental Science (BS)


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Program Information

The Environmental Science program consists of a multi-disciplinary curriculum emphasizing pure and applied sciences, and the application of critical thinking to environmental problems. Participating academic units include the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, and the School of Biological Sciences. The curriculum incorporates directed electives to allow students to work toward a minor in an area of particular career interest. Numerous minors are available at Louisiana Tech University; specific requirements for minors are identified in the departmental sections of this Catalog.

A junior or senior internship or cooperative education experience is a requirement of the curriculum because it contributes to the preparation of students for a career in environmental science; thus graduates are ready for a wide range of employment opportunities. Potential employers are regulatory agencies, industrial firms, commercial laboratories, consulting firms, and environmental organizations. Also, graduates may pursue enrollment in professional or graduate schools.

CIP Code = 030104

Environmental Science Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 31 SCH


Sophomore Year


Mathematics (GER)


Major Courses


Electives*


  • Directed Electives* 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 29 SCH


Junior Year


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


3 Semester Credit Hours from:

Total: 31/32 SCH


Senior Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • History 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Directed Electives* 10/11 Semester Credit Hours
  • Electives 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 28/29 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*Students are encouraged to obtain a minor in an area of their choice; if students choose not to seek a minor, directed electives are selected from areas including Animal Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geographic Information Science, Geography, Geology, Physics, Plant Science, or other areas, with approval of their faculty advisor.

Students are required to complete courses in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geographic Informaiton Science, Geography, Statistics, and Directed Electives with a minimum grade of “C”.

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