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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 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 inter-connectivity of the Earth's ecosystems. The program's curriculum begins with an extensive exploration of math (including statistics), biology and chemistry, and advances to topics like sustainability, ecology, toxicology, and environmental field sampling techniques.

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 environmental 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 on campus as well as community initiatives such as beach and river cleanups, as well as Earth Day community outreach.

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

BS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS (40 CR)

CATEGORY I: CENTENARY UNIVERSITY FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE SEMINARS
AFC1001 ACAD. FOUND. CENT. I 4CR

CATEGORY II: WRITING (minimum of C-) AND MATHEMATICS

WRI1001 COMP & RHETORIC I –or-
WRI1002 COMP & RHETORIC II 4CR
*MTH1600 PRE-CALCULUS 4CR

CATEGORY III: ARTS, HUMANITIES & LITERATURE

ARTS 4CR

HUMANITIES 4CR

LITERATURE 4CR

CATEGORY IV: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 4CR

CATEGORY V: LABORATORY SCIENCE

PSC1500 PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4CR

CATEGORY VI: GLOBAL/DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP

ENV 2000 GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY 4CR
or BUS 2090 INTRO TO SUST. PRACTICES
DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP 4CR

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAJOR (36CREDITS)

ENV1110 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4CR
BIO4000 ECOLOGY 4CR
BIO4100 BIOLOGY SEMINAR 4CR
CHM3000 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEM 4CR
ENV4200 TOXICOLOGY 4CR
ENV1200 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 2CR
ENV2100 ENV. FIELD SAMPLING TECH. 2CR
ENV. SCI. TRACK SELECTIONS (CHOOSE 12 CR):
BIO2000 MARINE BIOLOGY 4CR
PSC1400 EARTH SCIENCE 4CR
PSC2000 METEOROLOGY 4CR

RELATED MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44CREDITS)
*BIO1150 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 4CR
BIO1160 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 4CR
*CHM1100 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4CR
*CHM1110 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4CR
*CHM2050 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4CR
*CHM2060 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 4CR
*MTH1501 STATISTICS I 4CR
MTH 1502 STATISTICS II 4CR
*MTH2151 CALCULUS I 4CR
WRI2200 INTENSIVE RESEARCH WRI. I 2CR
WRI2210 INT. RESEARCH WRI. II 2CR
CHOOSE 1 COURSE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BIO3100 GENETICS* OR
BIO3500 MICROBIOLOGY* OR
CHM3100 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY* 4CR

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 120

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 30 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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