The School of Natural Resources and Environment has a curriculum of 235 courses taught in 56 departments of the university. Only four courses are assigned directly to the school.
Introduction to Environmental Science
Delivered from a systems perspective, an interdisciplinary approach explores contemporary environments that are comprised of both human and non-human elements. Explores physical, chemical, and biological processes to understand pressing environmental challenges and cultural values, attitudes, and norms expressed by individuals and populations around the globe.
Credits: 3; CHM 2045 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2095.
Interactions of humans and their environments, Earth's resources, pollution and environmental management.
Credits: 1; Coreq: EVS 3000.
Hands-on experience in data collection and analysis for environmental science and management.
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Critical Thinking in Environmental Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: NE classification and senior standing.
Develops critical thinking and communication skills in the practicing environmental scientist. Students analyze the strengths, limitations and strategies of arguments regarding environmental science, policy and management, and craft arguments consistent with the scientific method.
Supervised Extension Experience in Natural Resources and Environment
Credits: 0-3; can be repeated up to 6 credits.
Firsthand, authentic experiences in natural resources and environment under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Individual Study in Environmental Science
Credits: 1-3; can be repeated up to 6 credits.
Individual study in environmental science.
Supervised Research in Environmental Science
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
Firsthand, authentic research in environmental science under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Honors Thesis Research in Environmental Science
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
Independent research in environmental science leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
Special Topics in Environmental Science
Credits: 1-3; can be repeated up to 6 credits; Prereq: Sophomore standing
Special topics in environmental science.
Environmental Science Internship
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 3 credits. Prereq: NE classification and permission of dean. Can be counted as an elective for the major or as a free elective.
Employment or volunteer work in a natural resource- or environment-related business or government agency, with job description related to field of study and written work report of each term's activities. (S-U)
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