Environmental Science (ENVS)

ENVS 2315  Intro Environmental Science  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Fundamental principles of environmental systems including biological, chemical, social, political, cultural, and economic factors that affect the environment: scientific and social implications of climate change, including anthropogenic pollutants and human population on the environment.

ENVS 3310  Landuse Decisions  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Impact of land use on natural resource conservation; land ownership and management issues; and development of environmental impact statements. Registration in ENVS 2315 is required.

ENVS 3315  Environmental Health  1-9 SCH  (1-9)  

Impact of natural occurring and anthropogenic environmental pollutants on human health. Registration in ENVS 2315 is required.

ENVS 3995  Environmental Internship  1-9 SCH  (1-9)  

Experiential learning of applied environmental science in real-life conditions without classroom consultation, but with formal evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours toward degree concentration; only three may count toward a minor. Prerequisite: ENVS 2315.

ENVS 4310  Ecology Natural Environs  3 SCH  (3-0)  

The principles and processes that determine the patterns of terrestrial ecosystems, ecosystem relationship with abiotic factors, and the return of biomass to the abiotic cycles. Emphasis on temporary ecosystems of North America, with review of global ecosystems. Prerequisites: ENVS 2315 or approval of instructor.

ENVS 4320  Aquatic and Marine Ecosystems  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Inland wetlands, estuaries, nearshore, coral reefs and open ocean habitats; explores vegetation, hydrology, water chemistry, management strategies, flow alterations, nutrient enrichment, and chemical contamination of aquatic habitats. Prerequisites: ENVS 2315 and junior standing.

ENVS 4390  Topics Environmental Science  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Material offered will be determined by the needs of the students. The course will help each student to pursue his/her niche interest in the wide field of environmental science and environmental studies. May be repeated for credit when topic changes for maximum of 6 hours. Junior standing and approval of supervising instructor.

ENVS 4395  Research Environmental Science  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Student experiential learning through research under direction of a faculty advisor. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours; only three may count toward a minor. Prerequisites: Junior standing and approval of instructor.