2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Sciences, BS, Concentration: Environmental Science


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About the Program


Provides the chemical and physical training needed for students to work in environmental monitoring and remediation, global policy, or meteorology and oceanography.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required for all College of Engineering and Sciences courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (15 Credits)


Total 120 Credits Required


Note: Students who choose to take MA 16300, MA 16400, PHYS 15200, and PHYS 25100 can reduce their free electives by five (5) credits to meet the 120 credit hour requirement.

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Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C- required for all College of Engineering and Sciences courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (14 Credits)


Semester 8 (13 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Upper division chemistry and physics courses are offered on a two year rotation. Contact an advisor to determine the specific semester a particular course will be offered. Certain courses may only be available at one campus location.

Any individual course within CES must be a C- or better, but the avg. G.P.A. for all disciplinary courses (CHM or PHYS courses) must be at least 2.50. At least 4 credit hours of Free Electives must be 30000 level or higher.

Note 1: Students who choose to take MA 16300, MA 16400, PHYS 15200, and PHYS 25100 can reduce their free electives by five (5) credits to meet the 120 credit hour requirement.

Note 2: Restrictive Elective – CHM 33300, BIOL 40500, BIOL 41300, BIOL 41400, EAS 22200, EAS 22300, ENGL 22000, POL 22100, POL 22300, POL 30500. Additional courses may be used with advisor permission.

Note 3: Students must take SCI 13100 and either SCI 10400 or SCI 20200.

Note 4: Students must take CHM 32400 and either BIOL 31600 or BIOL 22000.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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