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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science & Sustainability, Natural Resources & Environmental Science Concentration, B.S.

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The Environmental Studies program consists of two concentrations: Natural Resources & Environmental Science and Sustainable Agriculture. The program focuses on giving students a broad understanding of environmental sciences in the classroom, laboratory, and through a significant amount of hands-on work outdoors. In addition to well-equipped laboratories, the Department utilizes other resources such as North Maine Woods and farmland as natural laboratories for teaching and research. Graduates have gone on to careers in industry, local and state government, or graduate school.

Mission & Outcomes

  1. Students develop ability to collect geospatial information, to organize and analyze information using GIS, and to interpret and present data in written and oral format.
  2. Students demonstrate an understanding of human interaction with and effects on environmental processes.
  3. Students can articulate how social science, philosophical, policy, and other human systems relate to solving and understanding environmental challenges.
  4. Students can describe long-term climate change processes, recent climate changes processes, energy systems, and how climate and energy is related.
  5. Students demonstrate competency in collecting data in the field or lab, organizing and analyzing these data, and summarizing and drawing conclusions from these data.
  6. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of the breadth of environmental sciences, including geological, biological, ecological, physical and other disciplines.
  7. Students also gain advanced level knowledge and understanding within a particular environmental science discipline.

Energy and Climate change - 12 Credit Hours

Select FOUR of the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours:

Society and the Environment- 12 Credit Hours

Select FOUR of the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours:

Practical Learning Experience - 3 Credit Hours Minimum

Select at least ONE of the following (as approved by student’s advisor): 

* Course also meets GEC requirement

Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120

Total credits required for degree: 120

  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA in the major and concentration: 2.25

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