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Lake Superior State University

Environmental Science: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

Environmental science is the study of human interaction with the environment. By seeking solutions for such environmental problems as water pollution, hazardous wastes and acid rain, environmental scientists help ensure a safe, healthful environment for all living things.

Degree Requirements

Total Credits (125 credits)

Biology (19 credits)

Chemistry (25 credits)

Environmental Science (23 credits)

Other Departments (28 credits)

  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistics 3
  • GEOL121 Physical & Historical Geology I 4
  • GEOL411 Hydrologic Systems: Surface and Groundwater 4
  • BIOL286 Principles of Watersheds 3
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences 4
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • PHYS221 Principles of Physics I 4
  • PHYS222 Principles of Physics II 4

Directed Electives (select from the following: minimum 8-9 credits)

  • Any EVRN not listed above
  • Any 300-level or higher BIOL not listed above
  • Any 300-level or higher CHEM not listed above
  • ECON307 Envrionmental Economics 3
  • FIRE312 Hazardous Materials Management 4
  • GEOG108 Physical Geography: Meterology & Climatology 4
  • GEOL122 Physical and Historical Geology II 4
  • INTD399 Intern. in Environmental Science 3-4

Other General Electives (25-28 credits)

  • COMM101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • Approved Social Science 6-8
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Approved Humanities 3
  • Approved Social Science Diversity 3-4

Additionally, a student is required to satisfy general education requirements (natural science requirements are met by above classes) and free electives so that 124 semester credits are earned.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.