Environmental Sciences

Program Codes: ENVS
Bachelor of Science

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A broad science foundation and technical expertise characterizes the bachelors in Environmental Science. In addition to building foundational knowledge and skills in Biology and Chemistry, students will gain expertise with Geographic Information Systems technology. This technology is used in a wide variety of situations to store and analyze geographic data related to human use of land and other natural resources. A variety of upper-division electives allows students to tailor their course work to their interests within this broad field of science.

At the end of the program students will be able to:

  • Describe the physical environments and biological communities that characterize terrestrial and aquatic environments.
  • Describe the physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the flow of energy and material resources in air, water, and soil.
  • Apply science as a body of knowledge and as a method of inquiry in research.
  • Apply basic statistics to problem solving and hypothesis testing.
  • Be able to access and synthesize scientific literature to gain a comprehensive understanding of issues on environmental quality.
  • Develop a scientific rationale for assessment of problems affecting environmental quality.
  • Apply assessment and monitoring techniques to data collection, quality assurance & quality control, and analyses.
  • Articulate scientific findings in oral and written forms.
  • Describe management approaches that appropriately address environmental issues (e.g., adaptive management, ecosystem management, best management practices).
  • Delineate influential factors in environmental management (e.g., ecological, economic, political, and socio-cultural) and delineate the basic steps in the management process (e.g. assessment, implementation of action, and evaluation).
  • Articulate the role of law and regulatory process in the protection, maintenance and restoration of the environment (e.g., clean water act).
  • Develop the skills needed to effectively work with a variety of stakeholders in an interdisciplinary management setting as an integrated team.

Degree Requirements:

Minimum 120 credits for B.S. degree with 45 credits in 300/400 level courses and 60 credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Semester 5

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Semester 6

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Semester 7

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Semester 8

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Total Credits 120

Contact Information

Dr. Jorie Favreau

Pickett Hall 107

518-327-6911

jfavreau@paulsmiths.edu

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