Of all living beings, humans are unique in their ability to manage the environment in which they live. However, modification of the environment to suit human needs often results in the degradation of environmental ecosystems. This program is a science-ori ented curriculum designed to provide a broad understanding of environmental quality. Students will develop a solid foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, and communications skills. This foundation will then be applied in courses dealing with ecology a nd natural resources. Students will be strongly encouraged to pursue relevant work experience through supervised field study with an approved agency or firm.

Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities as technical, scientific, or support personnel with local, state, or federal agencies, or with private industry. Examples include positions with municipal waste treatment facilities; state and f ederal regulatory agencies; consulting firms involved in environmental remediation and development of impact statements; various manufacturers; environmental and conservation support organizations; and other public and private employers in the environment al field. The curriculum will also prepare the student for graduate study in areas related to the environment and natural resources, including environmental law.

Freshman Year
Biol 110-120 8 Hours
Chem 121-122 8 Hours
Eng 111-112 6 Hours
Math 140, 210 6 Hours
NRM 100 3 Hours
Agriculture or NRM elective 3 Hours
Total Hours 34

Sophomore Year
Ag ET 220 3 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Econ 201-202 6 Hours
Geol 111, 112 or 113 8 Hours
Math 160 3 Hours
NRM 210 3 Hours
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 Hours
Soil Sc 210 4 Hours
Total Hours 33

Junior Year
Ag Econ 445 3 Hours
Biol 331 3 Hours
Chem 310, 319L 4 Hours
Comp Sc 200 or 201 3 Hours
Micro 251 4 Hours
Phys 211 3 Hours
Plant Sc 341 3 Hours
Soil Sc 315 3 Hours
Eng/Comm elective (Note 1 ) 3 Hours
Soc Sc/Humanities elective (Note 2) 3 Hours
Total Hours 32

Senior Year
Ag ET 460 3 Hours
Biol 418 3 Hours
Geog 472 3 Hours
Geol 440 3 Hours
Science electives (Note 3) 15 Hours
Electives (Note 4) 6 Hours
Total Hours 33

NOTE 1: Selected from Eng 280; Comm 331, 332, 333; Ag 450.
NOTE 2: To be selected from upper division courses in Philosophy, Political Science, or Sociology.
NOTE 3: To be selected from upper division courses in the departments of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Geology, Geography and Physics; or the School of Engineering.
NOTE 4: Student encouraged to satisfy electives with NRM 420