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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

MAJOR: Environmental Science

The environmental science major is a multidisciplinary program based on a strong general science curriculum and an environmental curriculum that focuses on environmental problems and solutions. Although administered by the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, a multidisciplinary advisory committee recommends curriculum and other changes to the program. Graduates are very competitive for careers in industry and government and have excellent preparation for graduate programs in a variety of fields. A grade of C- or better must be earned in the Basic Background and Core Requirements.

Requirements

Basic Science Background

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

BIOL 311General Microbiology

3 cr.

CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

GEOL 111GSurvey of Geology

4 cr. (3+3P)

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 cr.

PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I

3 cr.

SOIL 252Soils

3 cr.

SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory

1 cr.

Environmental Science Core

E S 110GIntroductory Environmental Science

4 cr. (3+2P)

E S 256Environmental Engineering and Science

3 cr.

E S 256 LEnvironmental Science Laboratory

1 cr.

E S 301Principles of Ecology

3 cr.

E S 312Emergency Response to Hazardous Material Incidents

2 cr.

E S 330Environmental Management Seminar I

1 cr.

 

E S 361Basic Toxicology

3 cr.

or

E S 423Environmental Toxicology

3 cr.

 

E S 370Environmental Soil Science

3 cr.

E S 391Internship

3 cr.

E S 422Environmental Chemistry

3 cr.

E S 430Environmental Management Seminar II

1 cr.

E S 452Geohydrology

4 cr. (3+2P)

E S 460Introduction to Air Pollution

3 cr.

E S 462Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Contaminants

3 cr. (1+6P)

E S 470Environmental Impacts of Land Use and Contaminant Remediation

3 cr.

 

FWCE 434Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

FWCE 459Aquatic Ecology

4 cr.