Climate change. Ecosystem degradation. The extinction of species. Our world is facing environmental threats unprecedented in the history of humanity – and needs professionals armed with the tools to not only understand environmental problems but how to address them.
The multi-disciplinary approach in Chaminade’s bachelor’s of science in Environmental Sciences offers just that. Building on a foundation of knowledge and using observation and research, students are challenged to consider environmental problems and their solutions from different perspectives, from a scientific lens to a legal, social or cultural one.
The Environmental Sciences student will have the ability to:
- Describe major environmental challenges, identify their consequences and propose potential sustainable solutions.
- Identify the major physical, chemical and biological components and cycles of earth systems, ecozones and ecosystems.
- Apply scientific reasoning and methodology to environmental problems.
- Demonstrate practical laboratory and field skills, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
- Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration and problem-solving between community, scientists, resource managers and policymakers centered around environmental issues.
- ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Issues
- CH 102/L Chemistry for the Concerned World Citizen with Laboratory
- BI 104 Digital Biology
- ENV 201/L Conservation Biology & Ecology with Laboratory
- ENV 202/L Environmental Physics with Laboratory
- BI 215/L Cellular & Organismal Biology I with Laboratory
- BI 216/L Cellula & Organismal Biology II with Laboratory
- BI 300 Science Writing
- ENV 300 Environmental Policy & Law
- BI 311 Biostatistics
- BI 312 Epidemiology & Public Health
- ENV 310/L Natural Resources Management with Laboratory
- ENV 400 Current Global Environmental Issues
- ENV 415/L Advanced Marine Environmental Sciences with Laboratory
- ENV 450 Earth System Science
- BI 471/L Ecology with Laboratory
- ENV 485 Environmental Capstone Course
- Choose one:
- DS 404 Geo-Tagging & GIS
- BI 430/L Microbiology with Laboratory
The following courses are recommended for Environmental Sciences majors to fulfill their elective and/or UDOM degree requirements:
- ENV 300 Environmental Policy and Law
- ENV 315/EC 315 Environmental Economics
- ENV 384/EID 384 Sustainability in Design
- BI 450 Science, Technology and Social Entrepreneurship
- BI 495 Research I
- Additional sciences courses as determined by student’s particular interests
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