2017-2018 Samford University Catalog 
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2017-2018 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Major (B.S.)

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Students majoring in environmental science will choose between one of three tracks depending on their academic goals. Each track emphasizes training in different areas, with broad flexibility in electives allowing the student to tailor the major to his/her specific interests. The major is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers, and graduate and professional programs.

Required Courses

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 24 Credits

See below for specific requirements for Natural and Computational Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities.

Environmental Science Major: 52-60 Credits

Environmental Science Tracks (choose one track): 12-20 Credits

Environmental Science Electives: 12 Credits

(three courses)

  • One BIOL 300/400-level course (4)
  • Two BIOL, ECON, GEOG, POLS, SOCI 300/400-level courses (8)

Note: One elective MUST be a field course

General Electives: 22-30 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

* Students in the Public/Occupational Health and Policy tracks may substitute SOCI 101  for GEOG 216 .

** Students may substitute PHIL 200 , PHIL 311 , PHIL 314 , PHIL 328 , PHIL 330 , or PHIL 351  for PHIL 241 .

*** Students may substitute BIOL 432  for BIOL 438 .

**** Students may substitute POLS 301 , PSYC 305 , SOCI 320  for MATH 240 .

† Students in the Public/Occupational Health track must take CHEM 310  & CHEM 311 , while students in the other tracks can choose either chemistry combination.

†† Students may substitute BIOL 325  for BIOL BIOL 225 .

††† Students may substitute CHEM 350  for CHEM 325 /CHEM 326 .

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