2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth and Environmental Sciences, BS

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Program Description:

The Environmental Sciences Concentration focuses on the interactions of physical and biological processes. Students become confident in using both laboratory and field techniques. They also develop the ability to discuss environmental issues and policies with scientific and lay audiences. Courses address complex environmental issues, such as water quality and the effects of climate change. Many professional environmental scientists work to protect natural resources, including water and the environment.

Admission Requirements:

All students having a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are accepted to this program.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The Earth & Environmental Sciences B.S. and B.A. degree programs develop many skills:

  • solving problems using critical thinking
  • combining a range of sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) in creatively solving practical problems
  • collaborating to complete projects with others
  • interpreting various types of information, including numbers, graphs, and text
  • presenting insights and information in writing and speaking

Career Opportunities:

The Earth & Environmental Sciences B.S. and B.A. degree programs are designed for students planning careers in environmental consulting or resource exploration. Other career opportunities include public service within local, state, or federal regulatory agencies (EPA, Ohio EPA, county Departments of Health). They are also a choice for students planning graduate study in environmental sciences.

For additional information:

Environmental Sciences Concentration

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 41 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 8 Hours


II. Departmental Core Requirements: 13 Hours

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 34 Hours

V. General Electives: 3 hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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