Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Environmental Science and Sustainability

Environmental Science and Sustainability
Hours60 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 1 course
requirement 4 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Experiential Learning. Students may enroll in PWS 494R more than once for a total of 3.0 credit hours
requirement 5 Complete 24.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete 24 hours from the following list of general electives. This list is organized into suggested career tracks that students may find useful, but students may choose any combination of the courses listed below to fulfill their 24 hours.
Ecosystem Ecology Track
Complete the following: CHEM 285, GEOG 307, BIO 350, BIO 420, BIO 542, BIO 455, PWS 215, PWS 411, PWS 417, PWS 419, and PWS 472.
Sustainable Development Track
Complete the following: ECON 110, HLTH 480, IAS 220, IHUM 280R, MSB 375, MSB 381, and SOC 340.
Resource Conservation & Management Track
Complete the following: PWS 225, PWS 330, PWS 376, PWS 405, CE EN 414, CE EN 451, CHEM 201, GEOL 420/421, and HLTH 322.
option 5.1 Complete 24.0 hours from the following course(s)
General Major Electives:
CFM 460 - (Not currently offered)
CHEM 223 - (Not currently offered)
Program Outcomes: 

Scientific Foundation

Possess a fundamental and applied knowledge of the biogeochemistry, ecology, plant biology, microbiology, and laws relating to soil and water conservation, quality, and pollution.

The Scientific Method

Devise experiments with testable hypotheses addressing environmental concerns, problems, and solutions in the environment based on the interpretation of primary scientific literature and the scientific method.

Environmental Measurements, Assessments, and Statistics

Conduct and design basic environmental quality measurements, site assessments, and statistics associated with resource management and conservation.

Environmental Policy

Understand the inception, current state, and future needs of seminal environmental policies and laws.

Effective Communication

Write effectively and concisely both within and outside the environmental science discipline.

Global Environmental Awareness and Stewardship

Foster and promote an environmental awareness, stewardship, and sustainability ethic to help all understand their influence on and spiritual connection to God's creations and Earth.