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Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Environmental Science, B.S.


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The environmental science major includes the interdisciplinary study of the impact of human systems on our natural environment and how in turn these natural systems affect the human environment. 

Requirements for the Environmental Science Major


Core Curriculum:


  • 48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Mathematical Perspectives


  • MATH 140/150

Mathematics: 6 Credit Hours


Non-Science Electives: 6 Credit Hours Minimum


Students must complete a minimum of six credit hours from the following list.

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the major.


TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Environmental Science


Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CORE 100 1st Year Seminar or THEO 111 
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • CORE 101 - GOA

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • CORE 100 1st Year Seminar or THEO 111 
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • CORE 102 - GOA

Total (14)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 250 - Ecology
  • BIOL 251 - Ecology Lab
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • MATH 140/150 - Calculus or MATH 156        
  • Historical Perspectives Elective 
  • Second Language I

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 260 - Intro to Environmental Science
  • BIOL 261 - Intro to Environ Science Lab
  • ENVS - Non Science Elective
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Second Language II
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles

Total (16)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics Lab I
  • ENVS Non-Science Elective           
  • MATH 140/150 - Calculus or
  • MATH 156 - General Statistics
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives Elective
  • Math or Science Elective       

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science or General Elective
  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • General Elective

Total (16)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • ECON 320 - Natural Resource Economics
  • BIOL 495, 497 or 498: Internship/Methods BR  I
  • Science or Math Elective (5 credit hours)
  • General Elective (DCR)
  • General Elective

Total (15-16)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 398 - SEM: Environmental Studies
  • BIOL 495, 496 or 499: Internship/Methods BR II
  • Science or Math Elective
  • E/RS Course
  • General Elective

Total (13-14)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum” requirements of the Catalog.
  • All students must also satisfy five flags in addition to the 48 hours required by the core.  No single course can count for more than two flags.  Flagged courses often double-count for major and/or minor requirements.  The five flagged courses are: the Diversity (DCR), Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS) oral communications, quantitative reasoning and writing-intensive flagged courses.  Many of these are available within the core or major; use “Attribute Type” when searching for courses.
  • 2.00 cumulative average is required in the major courses.  
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 2.00 cumulative average is required in the major courses.               

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