Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


Academic Information

Available Emphasis Areas:

Please note that not all emphases are available online. Check with your adviser for additional information.

This degree encourages students to explore the many faces of the environmental sciences, including living and non-living components. Students will receive an overall grounding in essential sciences, with options to delve into the human dynamics of the environment, such as policy and management.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


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What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences?

If it's science you love, we offer a B.S in Environmental Sciences. There is no minor required, instead you choose one of seven emphasis areas: Biology; Chemistry; Applied Geology; Environmental Administration and Policy; Environmental Communication; or Environmental Management.

Contact our advisors for more information. To view the course requirements for the Environmental Science degree programs, visit the Details Tab.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required STA 275
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Research Optional
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-S Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Environmental Science program at NAU constructs an interdisciplinary base of knowledge and skills to explore and develop real-world solutions to environmental problems.

Our program provides a firm grounding in the natural and social sciences to ensure all students understand how chemical, physical and biological processes maintain life, and the complex relationships among humans and the environment. Students work together and individually in the classroom, field and laboratory to practice applying the scientific method to address environmental problems and explore creative solutions that apply cutting-edge technologies.

The broad range of emphases available within our program allows students to delve deeper into a specific knowledge base, then work individually and often together in Environmental Science courses to solve problems by applying the perspectives and knowledge they developed in their emphasis with students from other emphasis areas. To culminate the learning in the program, students develop an individually designed research project or internship addressing an environmental issue of importance to them, which in turn, is expected to further prepare students for a range of professional or graduate opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Environmental Geology EmphasisApplied Statistics EmphasisBiology EmphasisChemistry EmphasisEnvironmental Administration and Policy EmphasisEnvironmental Communication EmphasisEnvironmental Management Emphasis

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


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Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science


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