Feb 06, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
    
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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Environmental Science (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus



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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate the ability to analyze data and use taxonomic keys to identify organisms. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Students can demonstrate this by effectively communicating scientific results orally and in writing. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Students can demonstrate this by identifying appropriate scientific sources and analyzing and interpreting data. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work as a team while completing research projects and presentations. (Cross-curricular Skill: Team Work)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct scientific research.  (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Environmental science students will establish skills in core disciplines of conservation biology, including knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and the biodiversity of plants and animals. 

Choose one: (1 credit)


Biology electives (3 credits)


Total: 52 hours


Recommendation for General Education Goal #5 (MATH 114):


It is recommended that MATH 114  or higher be taken to fulfill GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guideline 7.6.B.

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guidelines 7.6.A.

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Additional Course (3 credits)


  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120 CREDITS


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