Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Jul 09, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science (BS.ENV)

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For further information about this major, contact Dr. Andrew Vermilyea, the Environmental Science Coordinator: andrew.vermilyea@castleton.edu

This program integrates the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and geology to provide students with a strong framework from which to analyze environmental problems and develop effective, sustainable solutions. Students earning a BS in Environmental Science will pursue both laboratory and field careers in government, industry, and the non-profit sector. This program prepares students for careers and graduate degree programs in related environmental fields such as toxicology, hydrology, systems ecology, plant ecology, and water chemistry.

Complete the following courses (56-57 cr):

(Credits required for the major: 62-65 cr)

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Click here  to review the Gen Ed requirements

Additional Information

For students considering graduate programs in environmental scienceMAT 2532 - Calculus II  should be taken along with CHE 2112 - Organic Chemistry II .

For students considering environmental engineering or hydrology careers/graduate programs, a minor in mathematics is recommended with MAT 2532 - Calculus II , MAT 2533 - Calculus III , MAT 3210 - Linear Algebra , and MAT 3310 - Differential Equations .

In addition to the above requirements, we strongly recommend that students initiate an internship or research project in environmental science.

We also encourage students to consider the minor in Environmental Studies to enhance their breadth of knowledge of environmental issues.

The BS in Environmental Science may not be combined with a Biology or Ecological Studies major.  Up to 12 credits may be applied to a minor in Biology, Chemistry, or Geology.

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