Environmental Science Program
Mission Statement of the Environmental Science Degree Program
The mission of the environmental science program is to provide a foundation for understanding issues and solving problems involving our natural environment. Students will be expected to take a variety of courses in numerous departments. The objective of the environmental science courses is to integrate multidisciplinary course materials. Students will be able to critically assess and evaluate environmental problems in Colorado, particularly in mountain and urban environments, and address topics such as sustainable community growth, pollution control, prevention, and reduction, water supply and quality assessment, waste management, site remediation, and environmental geologic hazards. Students will be prepared for careers in environmental and resource management, environmental risk assessment, environmental modeling, environmental monitoring and sampling, environmental policy and planning, site assessment and remediation, water quality analysis and treatment, habitat planning, or environmental geology.
Environmental Science Major - BS
Fall 2009 to Present
- General Education Requirements ( 8 KB)
- Environmental Science Core Requirements ( 7 KB)
- Concentration Requirements
- Multidisciplinary ( 14 KB)
- Ecological Restoration ( 13 KB)
- Water Quality ( 12 KB)
- Environmental Chemistry ( 13 KB)
- Environmental Geology ( 10 KB)
- Secondary Education - Environmental Science 54 KB
Degree Plan (post Fall 2012) ( 273 KB)
Degree Plan (pre Fall 2012) ( 274 KB)
Future Course offerings ( 225 KB)
Environmental Science Program Goals
- To provide students with the foundation to understand how our natural, global environment operates;
- To prepare and train students to monitor and sample environmental conditions using modern technology and traditional techniques;
- To develop a competency in oral communication and scientific writing;
- To build life-long learning skills and scholarly inquiry so that students can critically assess and evaluate environmental problems and become leaders in their discipline; and
- To prepare students for employment or a graduate degree so that they can shape our future.
Environmental Science Program Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify and explain environmental processes and human - environment interactions.
- Students will be able to apply interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to environmental problems.
- Students will be able to critically assess and evaluate environmental problems at a local and global scale.
- Students will be able to acquire the ability to monitor and sample environmental conditions.
- Students will be able to design effective oral presentations and scientific papers.