Major

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 in one of three curricular tracks—biology, geology, or social science—for advanced training and preparation in more specialized interests. Elective choices in any track may be modified with approval of the Environmental Science Director and appropriate departmental faculty. All students in the Wheaton Environmental Science Program gain experience in research, management, and development applications in environmental studies, acquire skill in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and quantitative statistical analysis and experimental design, perform practical environmental services, and develop a personal self-understanding of Christian mission within their professional identify as environmental scientists and scholars.

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

Beyond the core, an additional 10 hours are selected in one of three curricular tracks—biology, geology, or social science—for advanced training and preparation in more specialized interests. Elective choices in any track may be modified with approval of the Environmental Science Director and appropriate departmental faculty. All students in the Wheaton Environmental Science Program gain experience in research, management, and development applications in environmental studies, acquire skill in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and quantitative statistical analysis and experimental design, perform practical environmental services, and develop a personal self-understanding of Christian mission within their professional identify as environmental scientists and scholars.

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