Environmental Science

Degrees:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Majors:Environmental Science
Environmental Science Teaching
Specializations:Environmental Management
Natural Science
Minors:Environmental Science
Environmental Sustainability
Geographic Information Science
Certificate:Geographic Information Science
Department:Building 13, Room 206
(850) 474-3377
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:03.0104
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

This interdisciplinary program offers a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. Students learn to analyze physical and socioeconomic environments and to reach decisions concerning environmental use and protection. The major allows students to obtain an interdisciplinary background suitable for environmental monitoring and planning. Graduates are prepared for entry- and middle-level positions in governmental agencies in such areas as regional planning and resource management; for positions in industry and the private sector; or to pursue graduate degrees in urban/regional planning, resource management, coastal studies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the geosciences.

Two specializations are available under this B.S. program: Environmental Management and Natural Science. According to the departmental Academic Learning Compact, assessment of Student Learning Outcomes includes:

  1. A written exit exam during a student’s last semester of residency.
  2. A portfolio of the two best student projects.
  3. Good performance in GEO 4332 Senior Seminar.

Contact the department for information concerning the Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Environmental Science must meet the requirements listed below.

Students must consult with their academic advisors for courses that may satisfy both the General Studies requirements and common prerequisites.

A grade of “C-” or better is required in all common prerequisites. No grade below a “C-” in a major course may be applied toward graduation.