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The B.S. program in Environmental Science both focus on how the diverse areas of science can work together to promote effective and beneficial uses of the planet's physical and biological resources. Specialized courses demonstrate how technology, business, and management practices can be applied to aquatic, atmospheric, and geologic systems for the betterment of humanity. Students also have the option of a pre-med concentration designed to prepare them for admission to medical school after graduation.

Graduates go on to work in professional and technical positions in business, industry, government, and education. Jobs include naturalist, park ranger, wildlife officer, game warden, ecologist, soil scientist, and hydrologist.

Contact Information

Paul Badger, Ph.D.
Department Head & Coordinator, Lab Safety
badger@rmu.edu
412-397-4032 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • BIOL1310 Principles Of Biology I
  • BIOL1315 Principles Of Biology I Lab
  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM1215 Chemistry I Lab
  • CSEN1010 Reading & Writing Strategies
  • MATH1010* College Math
  • BIOL1411 Freshman Science Seminar

Freshman Year, Spring

  • BIOL2310 Principles Of Biology II
  • BIOL2315 Principles Of Biology II Lab
  • CHEM2210 Chemistry II
  • CHEM2215 Chemistry II Lab
  • CSEN1020 Argument and Research
  • INFS1020 Decision Support Systems

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • GEOL1000 Intro To Physical Geology
  • GEOL1015 Intro To Phys Geology Lab
  • PHYS2610 Environmental Physics
  • PHYS2615 Environmental Physics Lab
  • BIOL2390 Microbiology
  • BIOL2380 Microbiology Laboratory
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • METE1000 Intro To Meteorology
  • METE1050 Intro To Meteorology Lab
  • CSCM2040 Busn Professional Communication
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • MATH2040 Finite Math & Applied Calculus
  • SOCI1010 Principles Of Sociology

Junior Year, Fall

  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fundamentals
  • ENVS2550 Ecology Fundamentals Lab
  • Major #1 Major Elective
  • HIST1700 World Civilization I
  • OPEN Open Elective
  • OPEN Open Elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • Major #2 Major Elective
  • Major #2 Major Elective
  • Major #3 Major Elective
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • OPEN Open Elective
  • OPEN Open Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • Major #4 Major Elective
  • Major #4 Major Elective
  • Major #5 Major Elective
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • ELIT2055 World Literature
  • OPEN Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring

  • Major #6 Major Elective
  • ENVS4700 Senior Thesis/Internship
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music
  • OPEN Open Elective
  • OPEN Open Elective

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Advanced Ecology
Natural Resource Management & Conservation
Air Pollution
Major Credits
49
Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics
Core Credits
40
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
31

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