2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science, B.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-5100

Program Description

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 Gradu 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.

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

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


See listing of requirements.   

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major


Science Majors must take MATH 1113 in Area A2 and MATH 1190 in Area D1.

Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.                                                                                    

*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

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)


Notes:


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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