NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 23, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

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 (30 credits)

Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits

SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines

SGR #6 - 6 credits

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.


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