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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Undergraduate Programs

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/envrsciences.html

Environmental Science BS

Recommended General Education Courses

  • ENVR 101 Perspectives in Environmental Science (4)

Required General Education (8 credits):

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • MATH 112 College Algebra (4) or MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 121
  • CHEM 106 Introduction to Chemistry (3) or CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)

Required Support Courses (8 credits):

  • Chem 111 General Biology Chemistry of Life Processes (5) or CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (3) or HLTH 475 Biostatistics (3)

Required for Major (Core, 28-32 credits):

  • BIOL 215 General Ecology (4)
  • ENVR 440 Environmental Regulations (3)
  • ENVR 450 Environmental Pollution and Control (3)
  • ENVR 460 Analysis of Pollutants (4)
  • ENVR 470 Environmental Assessment(3)
  • ENVR 498 Internship OR ENVR 480 Research (1)
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 215 General Ecology
  • BIOL 410 Global Change Biology

Restrictive Electives (7-8 credits)

  • Select two 300-400 level courses from one of the following emphasis in Biology : Aquatic Ecology, Vertebrate. Ecology, Ecology, Plant Science, Toxicology or Microbiology

*Select one minor from the list below:

  • Chemistry, Geography, Urban & Regional Studies, Geology, Political Science, Business Administration (note lap-top computer required in business courses), Anthropology, Mass Communication, Law Enforcement, Technical Writing, Recreation, Parks and Leisure or other minors with the written approval of Environmental Science Coordinator.
  • *UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES IN EACH MINOR MUST BE APPROVED IN WRITING BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COORDINATOR.

Select (with written approval of the Environmental Science Coordinator)

  • Two 300-400 level courses from one of the following areas: Geography, Urban and Regional Studies; Political Science, Business (note: lap-top computer required for many business courses), Economics or Recreation, Parks and Leisure.

Environmental Science Minor

Required for Minor (Core, 21 credits):

  • ENVR 101 Perspectives in Environmental Science (4)
  • ENVR 440 Environmental Regulations (3)
  • ENVR 470 Environmental Assessment (3)

Select one (1) of the following:

  • ENVR 450 Pollution and Control (3)*
  • ENVR 460 Analysis of Pollutants (4)

*Required prerequisite 1 year of chemistry which can be satisfied with

  • CHEM 106 and CHEM 111
  • OR CHEM 201 and CHEM 202
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