​Environmental Science Undergraduate

ENVR 101 (4) Perspectives in Environmental Science

This course is designed to introduce students to the complex field of environmental science. Reading assignments, lectures, discussions and other class assignments will introduce students to the structure and functions of ecosystems, the concept of sustainability, issues in environmental protection with an emphasis on global commons, the interrelationships between environment, culture, government and economics and what individuals or groups can do to influence environmental policy/rules.
Fall, Spring
GE-8, GE-10

ENVR 440 (3) Environmental Regulations
This is a lecture course introducing students to major federal environmental laws and regulations. Discussions include the cause(s) that prompted the enactment of various environmental legislation as well as intent and implementation of the legislation. Both Federal and State of MN environmental statutes will be discussed.

ENVR 450 (3) Environmental Pollution & Control
This is a lecture course that introduces students to sources and controls for pollutants in air, water, and soils including hazardous waste. Chemical and biological mechanisms that are important in nature and used to control/treat various types of pollutants are emphasized. Strongly recommended that this course be taken immediately after completing 1 year of Chemistry.
Pre: 1 year CHEM

ENVR 460 (4) Analysis of Pollutants
The purpose of this lecture/lab class is to introduce students to standard practices and procedures used in sampling and analysis of environmental matrices and to develop an environmental research project. Standard quality control/quality assurance procedures per EPA are emphasized.

ENVR 470 (3) Environmental Assessment
Introduces students to National Environmental Policy Act and requirements for Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessment Worksheets. Phase I Environmental Assessment of land and buildings, an international perspective on environmental assessments, and economic and social impact assessment are discussed.
Pre: ENVR 440

ENVR 480 (1-6) Senior Research
Participate in an independent research project with advisory support and with a focus on the student’s career objectives.
Fall, Spring

ENVR 483 (1-2) Environmental Science Seminar
A seminar course that involves a critical evaluation of an area in Environmental Science. Topics vary from year to year. Students are usually required to make a presentation to the class.

ENVR 491 (1-2) In-Service

Fall, Spring

ENVR 498 (1-6) Internship
Only three credits can be counted toward major. Experience in applied Environmental Sciences according to a prearranged training program.
Fall, Spring

ENVR 499 (1-6) Individual Study Individual Research Project.
Fall, Spring