Curriculum

A core curriculum of 36 hours provides a unified presentation of environmental studies as a coherent framework of concepts, theories, facts, skills, and values essential to all students pursuing a vocational calling in this field.

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Beyond the core, an additional 10 hours are selected to allow students advanced training in specialized areas of interest called concentrations. There are three defined concentration tracks—biology, geology, or social science and students have also, with the collaboration of the director, designed individualized concentrations in areas such as environmental chemistry, environmental health, and pre-environmental engineering.

The environmental science curriculum prepares all students to address environmental problems integrating knowledge from across the natural and social science. In addition students acquire specific environmental skills such as environmental research design, statistics, computer mapping and information systems, and pollution assessment. All of this is done within the context of a Christian environmental ethic in which students develop their personal and professional identity as stewards of Creation. 

The core curriculum for Environmental Science is

Course

 Hours

ENVR 221

Introduction to Environmental Studies

4

HNGR 112 

Third World Issues

2

GEOL 221

Physical Geology for Science Majors

4

BIOL 242

Diversity of Life

4

BIOL 243

Processes of Life
Prerequisites: BIOL 242

4

CHEM 236

General Chemistry I

4

ENVR 241

Quantitative Analysis

4

GEOL 371

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2

ENVR 495/496

Environmental Studies Research/Internship

2

ENVR 494

Environmental Studies Capstone

2


One approved field intensive course

4

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