Apr 21, 2024  
APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, B.S.


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The B.S. in Environmental Science allow you to focus on scientific approaches to assessing and solving environmental questions and problems by providing solid conceptual foundations and extensive real-world applications.  The degree includes coursework in the natural sciences policy, mathematics, and statistics, as well as practicum, research methods, and a culminating senior project. This degree is especially useful for students intending to pursue graduate study in the environmental sciences or in related fields.  Many ES graduates also go on to careers in environmental consulting or working with government agencies or non-governmental organizations.

As a graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with demonstrated achievement in APU’s Essential Competencies:  Effective Communication; Critical Thinking; Cultural & Historical Perspective; Scientific Inquiry; and Ethical Engagement.

Foundational Studies (32-40 credits)


  • EC Written Communication** (WRIT 20100) (4)
  • EC Presentation & Media Literacy (from 10000-20000 level COMM) (3-4)
  • CT Critical Thinking (from 10000-20000 level CRIT) (3-4)
  • CT Computation** (MT 10100, BAM 10500, or higher placement) (0-4)
  • CH Intellectual Traditions (from 10000-20000 level PH/HI) (4)
  • CH Creative Endeavors (from 10000-20000 level HUM) (4)
  • CH Intercultural & Spiritual Understandings (from 10000-20000 level RS/CS) (3-4)
  • SI Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry (from 10000-20000 level SC w/ lab) (4)
  • SI Social/Behavioral Scientific Inquiry (various) (3-4)
  • EE Social Responsibility (LS 10200) (2)
  • EE Personal Responsibility (from 10000-20000 OS/PE or BAM 20400) (1-2)

                       [†  Foundational Studies requirement satisfied by Major Studies]

                       [ **  Minimum grade of ‘C’ (defined as C+, C, C-) must be earned]

Self-Determined Studies (varies)


  • Students are encouraged to expand on Enviromental Science minors or undertake an Eco League exchange to distinguish their program of study.

Minimum Graduation Credit Hour Requirement: 128


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