2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
(470) 578-5100

Environmental Science is a broad and interdisciplinary field primarily concerned with the interrelationships between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. It integrates diverse scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and toxicology. Environmental science also touches on many other disciplines such as engineering, psychology, economics, communications, business, and public policy. Environmental science is very inclusive, because we all interact with the environment every single day and it is so critical to our survival.

Kennesaw State University's Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Science provides students a truly interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty expertise and existing courses in the natural sciences, engineering technology, policy, and law. Students completing this program are prepared to enter into industry, consulting, state agencies, or advanced professional programs in the environmental sciences. Graduates will be educated in assessment and control of pollutants, remediation and restoration of toxic sites, sustainable development, management and conservation of natural resources, and conducting environmental research.

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Major Requirements (55 Credit Hours)

II. Statistics Requirements

V. Surveying Requirement

Free Electives (5 Credit Hours)

Any credit courses in the university curriculum

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


1. A maximum of eight credit hours from BIOL 3110L, BIOL 4400, ENVS 3110L, or ENVS 4400 can be used to satisfy environmental science electives.

2. A maximumof four credit hours of ENVS 3398 may be used to satisfy environmental science electives. 

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