Curriculum

A core curriculum of 42 hours provides a unified presentation of environmental studies as a coherent framework of concepts, theories, facts, skills, and values essential to all students pursuing a vocational calling in this field.

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The environmental science curriculum, consisting of core and elective courses, prepares all students to address environmental problems integrating knowledge from across the natural and social sciences. In addition, students acquire specific environmental skills such as environmental research design, statistics, computer mapping and information systems, and pollution assessment. All of this is done within the context of a Christian environmental ethic in which students develop their personal and professional identity as stewards of Creation. 

Beyond the core, an additional 10 hours are selected from the list of electives in consultation with the program director

The core curriculum for Environmental Science is:

Course

Hours 

Core Basic Sciences 

ENVR 221

Introduction to Environmental Science

4

GEOL 201

     OR

GEOL 211

     OR

GEOL 221

Geology in the Field


Physical Geology


Physical Geology for Science Majors

         4 

BIOL 242

Diversity of Life: An Intro to Zoology and Botany 
         4 
BIOL 243

Processes of Life: Ecology and Evolution

4

CHEM 236 

General Chemistry I

4

Technical Environmental Science Courses

ENVR 241

Quantitative Methods for Env. Analysis & Problem Solving

4

ENVR 371

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

         2

ENVR 381

Environmental Pollution and Toxicology

4

Social Science- Environmental Science Connections 


HNGR 114

     OR

URBN 231


Poverty, Justice and Transformation




Chicago
 
         4

Professional Courses 

ENVR 494

Environmental Science Capstone
 
         2 

ENVR 495

     OR

ENVR 496

 
Environmental Science Research


 Internship

 

2-4

Field Course One approved field intensive course

4

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