Best fit for:
• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is designed for students interested in studying resource use, environmental problems, and solutions to these problems from a scientific perspective.
Environmental science is the study of the natural environment and how humans use natural resources. A scientific understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment is crucial to issues of resource use, including resource management, environmental pollution, and finding solutions to environmental problems.
Environmental science is interdisciplinary by nature and involves expertise in the sciences (biology, chemistry, toxicology, and related scientific fields) as well as ethics, economics, and other social science disciplines.
Because of the growth of human populations worldwide and increasing global awareness of the importance of the environment, this is one of the most rapidly growing academic fields.
Similarly, career opportunities in the environmental field and opportunities for graduate studies are becoming increasingly abundant. This major is specifically designed to prepare students for these opportunities
What classes will I take?
ENVS 2070. Environmental Science
ENVS 3990. Philosophy and Methodology Of Science
ENVS 4950. Senior Seminar
ENVS 4980/4989. Senior/Honors Research (Optional)
ENVS 4999. Honors Thesis (Optional)
CHEM 3050. Current Topics In Environmental Chemistry
GEOL 3050. Current Topics In Environmental Geology
BIOL 3050. Current Topics In Environmental Biology
GEOL 1101. Physical Geology
GLAB 1101. Physical Geology Lab
GEOL 3100. Hydrology
GISS 2200. Introduction To Geographical Information Systems
GISS 3300. Applications In Geographical Information Systems
BIOL 1101. General Biology I
BLAB 1101. General Biology Lab I
BIOL 1102. General Biology II
BLAB 1102. General Biology Lab II
BIOL 3200. Microbiology
BIOL 4700. Ecology
CHEM 1101. General Chemistry I
CLAB 1101. General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 1102. General Chemistry II
CLAB 1102. General Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 2351. Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3322. Instrumental Analysis
PHYS 2110. Physics I
PHYS 2120. Physics II
PHIL/RELG 3325. Environmental Ethics
BUSA 1210. Principles of Economics
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What can I do with a major in
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Soil Science
- Solid Waste Management
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Air Quality Management
- Water Quality Management
- Land and Water Conservation
- Fishery and WIldlife Management
- Parks and Outdoor Recreation
- Environmental Education and Communication
- Environmental Law