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Program Description

Want a chance to make the world a better place?

Centenary University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science program combines a liberal arts foundation with a career concentration in environmental stewardship. Students’ studies focus on the relationship between environmental quality, land use and human health as well as how our local actions impact the global community.

The Environmental Science curriculum will provide you with a deep understanding of the interconnectivity of the Earth’s ecosystems. The program’s curriculum begins with an extensive exploration of math (including statistics), biology and chemistry, and it advances to topics like sustainability, ecology, toxicology and environmental field sampling.

A World of Opportunities

Our Environmental Science program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed for immediate employment or graduate studies. You will leave Centenary ready for careers in fields such as environmental science, environmental consulting, research, government service, geoscience, oceanography and education.

Your academic resume will also be bolstered by participating in several student groups on campus with an environmental focus. A student-led group called EVERGREEN promotes sustainability with regular eco-events events on campus as well as community initiatives such as beach and river cleanups.

A Hands-on Experience

At Centenary, Environmental Science students also have the opportunity to participate in environmental research teams and investigate cutting-edge issues.

In addition to research opportunities on campus, you may opt to participate in a number of internships for academic credit. Our students have been involved in internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. They have also been active with local wildlife rehabilitators and environmental groups including Clean Ocean Action.

Courses

  • AFC 1001 Academic Foundations at Centenary I (Cat. I Core) (4)
  • BIO 1150 General Biology I (4)
  • MTH 1180 Algebraic Modeling (4)
  • MTH 1501 Statistics I (4)
  • WRI 1001 Composition and Rhetoric (Cat. II Core) (4)
  • BIO 1160 General Biology II BIO 1150 (≥C) (4)
  • MTH 1600 Pre-Calculus MTH 1180 (≥C) (4)
  • MTH 1502 Statistics II (Cat. II Core) MTH 1501 (≥C) (4)
  • CHM 1100 General Chemistry I MTH1600 (≥C)* (4)
  • MTH 2151 Calculus I MTH 1600 (≥C) (4)
  • BIO 1110 Environmental Science (4)
  • BIO 1200 Marine Biology (4)
  • CAT III Art and Humanities: Literature (4)
  • CHM 1110 General Chemistry II CHM 1100 (≥C) (4)
  • PSC 2000 Meteorology Sophomore Standing (4)
  • CAT III Art and Humanities: Fine Arts (4)
  • ENV 1200 Environmental Law (4)
  • ENV 2000 Global Sustainability (Cat. VI Core) (4)
  • CHM 2050 Organic Chemistry I CHM1110 (≥C) (4)
  • PSC 1500 Physical Science (Cat. V Core) MTH1600 (≥C) (4)
  • BIO 2100 Environmental Field Sampling Techniques BIO1110 (4)
  • PSC 1400 Earth Science (4)
  • CHM 2060 Organic Chemistry II CHM2050 (≥C) (4)
  • CHM 3000 Environmental Chemistry CHM2050 (≥C) (4)
  • CAT III Arts and Humanities: Rel; Phil: World Civ.; LAS (4)
  • CAT IV Social and Behavioral Sciences (4)
  • BIO 4000 Ecology Junior/Senior Standing (4)
  • CHM 4200 Biochemistry CHM2060 (C) (4)
  • BIO 4100 Biology Seminar Senior standing (4)
  • CAT VI Democratic Citizenship (4)
  • ENV 4200 Toxicology Junior/Senior Standing (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 128

Notes:

1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 128 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
4. All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed
7. *Must earn C or better

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.

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