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Environmental Science Degree (B.S.), Part-time

Why Study Environmental Science Part-time?

We are proud to offer a flexible course schedule to our student's.

Requirements for the Environmental Science Degree

Required Environmental Science Courses (26-28 credits)

  • choose one
  • ENVS 0101 - Principles of Environmental Science
  • or *
  • GARP 0106 - Introduction to Environmental Analysis *
  • or
  • BIOL 0102 - Environmental Biology *
  • ENVS 0105 - Natural History and Field Techniques
  • ENVS 0180 - Introductory Environmental Science Seminar
  • MATH 0123 - Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences *
  •  choose one
  • ENVS 0225 - Natural Resource Conservation and Management
  • or
  • BIOL 0202 - Conservation Biology
  •  choose one
  • BIOL 0233 - Environmental Legislation
  • or
  • GARP 0225 - Legal Issues in Zoning and Planning
  •  choose one
  • ENVS 0330 - Environmental Data Analysis
  • or
  • GARP 0246 - Quantitative Methods for Social and Physical Science *
  •  choose one
  • ENVS 0240 - Writing for Environmental Science
  • or
  • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing

Required Fundamental Lab Science Classes (16 credits)

  • BIOL 0128 - Introduction to Organismal, Ecological, and Evolutionary Biology *
  • CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I *
  • CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II *
  • choose one
  • GARP 0102 - Physical Geography *
  • or
  • GEOL 0101 - Physical Geology with Laboratory *

Areas of Study - Dimensions

12-16 credits, by advisement; must choose one from each of the three dimensions, plus one additional course from any of the three areas.

    Natural Dimensions

     

    • ENVS 0300 - Wetlands Assessment and Planning
    • ENVS 0309 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
    • BIOL 0201 - General Ecology
    • BIOL 0208 - Marine Biology
    • BIOL 0211 - Plant Biology
    • BIOL 0212 - Mammalogy
    • BIOL 0216 - Flora of Massachusetts
    • BIOL 0219 - Aquatic Biology
    • BIOL 0223 - Microbiology
    • BIOL 0325 - Ecosystems
    • BIOL 0334 - Animal Behavior
    • BIOL 0340 - Forest Ecology
    • GARP 0107 - Climate Change *
    • GARP 0230 - Meteorology
    • GARP 0331 - Severe and Unusual Weather

    Human Dimensions

     

    • ENVS 0238 - Environmental Impact Analysis
    • ENVS 0251 - Water Resources Planning and Management
    • ENVS 0352 - Planning Green Sustainable Cities
    • GARP 0217 - Contemporary Global Issues
    • GARP 0219 - Land Use and Resource Planning
    • GARP 0222 - Site Planning Studio
    • GARP 0245 - Sustainable Energy
    • GARP 0250 - Political Ecology
    • GARP 0325 - Food Systems Planning

    Methods/Technology Dimensions

     

    • ENVS 0236 - Environmental Analysis II
    • ENVS 0330 - Environmental Data Analysis
    • BIOL 0204 - GIS Applications for Natural Sciences
    • GARP 0243 - Introduction to Remote Sensing
    • GARP 0244 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • GARP 0246 - Quantitative Methods for Social and Physical Science *
    • GARP 0340 - Data Collection and Analysis
    • GARP 0344 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    • CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II

    Upper-Level Course Requirements

    Pick at least 2 courses from the following list.  Please note that these may also be used to satisfy other requirements in the major.

    • BIOL 0325 - Ecosystems
    • BIOL 0340 - Forest Ecology
    • ENVS 0300 - Wetlands Assessment and Planning
    • ENVS 0309 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
    • ENVS 0330 - Environmental Data Analysis
    • ENVS 0350 - Environmental Science Internship
    • ENVS 0352 - Planning Green Sustainable Cities
    • ENVS 0399 - Independent Research
    • GARP 0344 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

    Capstone Senior Thesis/Seminar

    Senior status is required.

    • ENVS 0390 - Environmental Science Senior Seminar

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .