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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The environmental sciences are those areas of applied science concerned with the relationship between human activities and the supporting environment; they provide the scientific framework for rational environmental decisions.

Environmental sciences offerings at Florida Tech include two programs, both solidly based on coursework in chemistry, mathematics and physics, combined with specialized environmental science courses and courses in either biology or meteorology, as well as the humanities. Technical electives during the junior and senior years allow flexibility to meet individual interests while building a strong foundation in the environmental sciences. Theoretical concepts are reinforced by laboratory programs and multidisciplinary field studies.

The undergraduate environmental science major is designed to provide graduates with opportunities to pursue careers and advanced academic studies in the use, control and preservation of environmental resources and the enhancement of the quality of life. Environmental sciences majors have a strong background in biological, chemical and physical sciences, coupled with basic and applied environmental science field, laboratory and coursework to help develop solutions to current and future environmental problems. Needs exist throughout the private sector and in local, state and federal agencies for the talents and expertise developed by graduates of this program.

Candidates for a bachelor's degree in environmental science complete a minimum program of 132 credit hours as outlined below. Elective course options from other programs enable the student to either broaden the scope of coverage of the curriculum or to develop a concentration of courses in some specific area of interest. For example, the curriculum can be designed to emphasize biological, chemical or remote sensing studies. The curriculum was developed to give students the solid, well-rounded background necessary to meet the needs of the numerous career opportunities available to graduates.

Freshman Year

FALL CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
CHM 1101 Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENS 1001 The Whole Earth Course 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
   15

 

SPRING   CREDITS
BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2 4
CHM 1102 Chemistry 2 4
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
   15

Sophomore Year

FALL   CREDITS
CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
OCN 1010 Oceanography 3
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   17

 

SPRING   CREDITS
BIO 2010 Microbiology 4
CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 3
OCN 2407 Meteorology 3
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
  Restricted Elective* 3
   17

Junior Year

FALL   CREDITS
CHM 3301 Analytical Chemistry 1 3
ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments 3
OCN 3201 Marine and Environmental Chemistry 3
OCN 3211 Marine and Environmental Chemistry Lab 1
  Free Elective 3
  Humanities Core Course** 3
   16

 

SPRING CREDITS
BIO 2801 Biometry 4
ENS 3105 Atmospheric Pollution Lab 1
ENS 3911 Environmental Field Projects Proposal (Q) 1
ENS 4010 Geographic Information Systems 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
   15

 

SUMMER (Senior Status Required) CREDITS
ENS 4911 Environmental Field Projects (Q) 1
ENS 4912 Environmental Field Projects (Q) 2
ENS 4913 Environmental Field Projects (Q) 3
   6

Senior Year

FALL
CREDITS
BIO 3410 General Ecology 4
BUS 4426 Environmental and Resource Economics 3
ENS 4800 Limnology 1 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
   16

 

SPRING CREDITS
ENS 4004 Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 3
ENS 4600 Radiation and Environmental Protection 3
ENS 4701 Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment 3
OCN 4204 Marine and Environmental Pollution 3
  Restricted Elective 3
   15

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 132

*Science (including aviation science), engineering or business courses, subject to the approval of the environmental sciences program chair before registering.

**Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern 
HUM 2142  World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2212  British and American Literature 1 
HUM 2213  British and American Literature 2 
HUM 2331  American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era 
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present 

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.