BS - Environmental Science

  • Environmental Science is a broad and interdisciplinary field primarily concerned with the interrelationships between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. It integrates diverse scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and toxicology. Environmental science also touches on many other disciplines such as engineering, psychology, economics, communications, business, and public policy. Environmental science is very inclusive, because we all interact with the environment every single day and it is so critical to our survival.

    Kennesaw State University’s Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Science provides students a truly interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty expertise and existing courses in the natural sciences, engineering technology, policy, and law. Students completing this program are prepared to enter into industry, consulting, state agencies, or advanced professional programs in the environmental sciences. Graduates will be educated in assessment and control of pollutants, remediation and restoration of toxic sites, sustainable development, management and conservation of natural resources, and conducting environmental research.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • SCM 2000 Culture of Science and Math
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (1 of 2) Recommened CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I
      3
    • BIOL 1107L Principles of Biology I Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (2 of 2) Recommended CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L
      4
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II
      3
    • BIOL 1108L Principles of Biology II Lab
      1
    • CHEM 3361 Modern Organic Chemistry I
      3
    • CHEM 3361L Modern Organic Chem I Lab
      1
    • ENVS 2202K Intro to Environmental Science
      4
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • GEOG 3315 Intro Geographic Information
      3
    • GEOL 1121K Intro Geosciences I & Lab
      4
    • STAT 3125 Biostatistics
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • Environmental Science Electives (1 of 4) see catalog for courses
      4
    Total: 17
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • BIOL 3370 Ecology
      3
    • BIOL 3370L Ecology Laboratory
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Environmental Science Elective (2 of 4) See catalog for list of courses
      4
    • POLS 3356 or POLS 4456 or POLS 3450
      3
    Total: 14

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 3700 Environmental Chemistry
      3
    • ENVS 3100K Soil & Water Science
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Environmental Science Elective (3 of 4) See catalog for list of courses
      3
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENVS 4300 Environmental Ethics
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • BIOL 3310k or BIOL 3315K or BIOL 4422K
      4
    • (PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1111L) or (PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2211L)
      4
    Total: 14

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENVS 4399 Environmental Science Seminar
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • Environmental Science Elective (4 of 4) see catalog for list of courses
      4
    • Free Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 14
Year 4 (Hours: 28)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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