Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences title

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Objectives

Students completing a degree in agriculture will:

  1. demonstrate competence in written, and verbal communication;
  2. demonstrate critical thinking skills in reasoning, analysis and decision making relevant to the practices of agricultural science, agricultural business, and natural resource management.
     

Assessment Program

Assessment of agricultural knowledge will occur during the junior and senior years.  The assessment will include both written and oral presentations in scientific information as well as a detailed examination of the student’s scientific experiences.  In order to assess student progress in the objective areas they will participate in the following activities:

  1. Students receiving a B.S. degree in Agriculture will participate in a taped exit interview that will be evaluated by the faculty within the emphasis area.
     
  2. Students receiving a B.S. degree in Agriculture will take the major field exit exam prior to graduation.
     

Agriculture Scholarships

Several scholarships are awarded each year through the department.  These include the 1890 USDA Scholars Program, Garden Club and Center of Excellence.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required on CHM 101, CHM 102, PHY 103, PHY 104L, BIO 103 and BIO 104L.

Core Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required in ENV 103, ENV 104L, ENV 301, ENV 302, ENV 312, ENV 315, ENV 400, ENV 401, ENV 410, ENV 425, AGR 211P, GIS 316, BIO 301, CHM 301, CHM 303 and MAT 117. In addition, the student must complete 5 hours of ENV electives. A minimum of 40 upper division credit hours (those numbered 300 and above) are required for graduation.