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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Environmental Studies Comprehensive, B.S.


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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that investigates interactions between humans and their environment. This includes physical and biological aspects in addition to the highly modified human-made environments such as urban and agricultural systems. The Comprehensive Environmental Studies major provides students an integrative foundation in biology, physical sciences, technologies, earth systems and humanities and social sciences needed to understand interactions between humans and their environment. Students also have the option of selecting a concentration in Aquatic Sciences, Environmental Geomatics, or Sustainable Resource Management.

Curriculum for a Comprehensive Major in Environmental Studies, 68-70 Hours:


Portfolio Requirement for Environmental Studies Major:


It is required that each major complete a portfolio prior to graduation. See advisor for specific details.

Additional Required Courses, 7 Hours:


Elective Courses, 49-51 Hours:


Environmental Technology, 4 Hours:


Science Electives, 8 Hours:


Choose any two 300-level or above ENVS, GSCI or PHYS courses. ENVS 461  is highly recommended.

Four-Year Course Progression


Environmental Studies Comprehensive (without concentration)
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 201, 201L   Foundations in Environmental Science I 4   ENVS 202, 202L   Foundations in Environmental Science II 4
BIOL, CHEM, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4   BIOL, CHEM, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4
Core Curriculum   ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
FYEX 101   First-Year Experience 1   Elective   Elective 3-4
Elective   Elective 3-4       TOTAL 14-15
    TOTAL 15-16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 314   Statistics 3   ENVS   Environmental Biology 4
ENVS, GSCI   Environmental Earth Systems 4   Core Curriculum   ENGL 104 3
ANTH, APST, ECON, ENVS, GEOG   Environmental Humanities/Social Science 3-4   Core Curriculum 2 SOC-SCI 3
Core Curriculum 2 Humanities 3   Core Curriculum 2 Wellness 3-4
Core Curriculum 2 Arts 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 16-17       TOTAL 16-17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ANTH, APST, ECON, ENVS, GEOG   Environmental Humanities/Social Science 3-4   ENVS, CHEM, PHYS   Environmental Physical Science 4
ENVS 401   Conservation Ecology 4   Core Curriculum 2 SOC-SCI 3
Core Curriculum 2 SOC-SCI 3   Science Elective   ENVS 461 Environmental Research or 300 or higher ENVS, GSCI, PHYS 4-6
ENVS, GSCI   Environmental Earth Systems 4   Core Curriculum 2 Humanities 3
    TOTAL 14-15       TOTAL 14-15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS   Environmental Biology 4   ENVS, CHEM, PHYS   Environmental Physical Science 4
ENVS, PHYS   Environmental Technology 4   Elective   Elective 3-4
Science Elective   ENVS 461 Environmental Research or 300 or higher ENVS, GSCI, PHYS 4-6   ENVS 462 3 Environmental Capstone 4
    TOTAL 12-14       TOTAL 11-12
                 
June 3, 2016             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

Aquatic Science Concentration, 75-82 Hours:


The aquatic science concentration provides training in the practical skills required to directly enter employment in industry, consulting firms, or government in positions where practitioners monitor or restore aquatic habitats. In addition, the aquatic science concentration would prepare students who plan to pursue graduate studies in a diverse range of disciplines such as aquaculture, fisheries management, and ecology.

In addition to the Environmental Core and Portfolio Requirements, above, students will complete the following:

Aquatic ecology electives, 12 Hours


 Complete three from the following:

Four-Year Course Progression


Aquatic Science Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 201, 201L 1 Foundations in Environmental Science I 4   ENVS 202, 202L 1 Foundations in Environmental Science II 4
BIOL 211   Fundamentals of Biology I 4   BIOL 212   Fundamentals of Biology II 4
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
FYEX 101   First-Year Experience 1   Elective   Elective 3-4
Elective   Elective 3-4       TOTAL 14-15
    TOTAL 15-16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 205   Calculus with Applications OR     CHEM 209, 209L   General Chemistry II 4
MATH 314   Statistics 3-4   ENVS 344   Ichthyology 4
CHEM 207, 207L   General Chemistry I 4   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
ENVS 306   Environmental Policy 4   Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3
GSCI 301   Physical Geology 4   Core Curriculum 2 WELLNESS 3
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
PHYS 201, 201L   College Physics I 4   PHYS 202, 202L   College Physics II 4
ENVS 301   Conservation Ecology 4   Core Curriculum 2 ARTS 3
ENVS 342   Limnology 4   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
    TOTAL 15   Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3
              TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 441   Hydrology 4   ENVS 343   Aquatic Entomology 4
ENVS 390   Geographic Information Systems 4   ENVS/GSCI   Earth Sciences 4
ENVS 422   Stream Ecology 4   ENVS 462   Environmental Capstone 4
ENVS 461   Environmental Internship 1-6       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 13-18          
June 3, 2016             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Environmental Geomatics Concentration, 74-79 Hours:


The Environmental Geomatics concentration provides students in depth understanding of geographic information systems, remote sensing and other data collection technologies and the fundamental skills needed to study geospatial environmental issues that integrate social, economic, physical, and biological systems. Students graduating with specialization in Environmental Geomatics are prepared to conduct resource monitoring and management, to study complex environmental problems at local and global scales, and to inform environmental policy. This concentration equips students for immediate employment in either the private or public sector.

In addition to the Environmental Core and Portfolio Requirements, above, students will complete the following:

 

Elective Courses, 42 Hours:


Geomatics Electives, 8 Hours:


Choose two:

Four-Year Course Progression


Environmental Geomatics Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 201, 201L 1 Foundations in Environmental Science I 4   ENVS 202, 202L   Foundations in Environmental Science II 4
BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4   BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 MATH 105 3
FYEX 101 1 First-Year Experience 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 MATH 101 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 314   Statistics 3   PHYS 302   Physical Computing 4
ENVS 390   Geographic Information Systems 4   ENVS 395   Advanced GIS 4
BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHYS   Foundational Sciences 4   Core Curriculum 2 ARTS 3
Core Curriculum 1 HIST 3   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
    TOTAL 14   Core Curriculum 2 WELLNESS 3
              TOTAL 17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS, CHEM, GSCI, PHYS   Physical Sciences elective 4   ENVS   Geomatics elective 4
ENVS 391   Remote Sensing 4   Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3
Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
BIOL, ENVS   Geomatics OR Biological Sciences elective 4   BADM, DATA, GEOG, SOCI   Social/Economic elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 13
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BADM, DATA, GEOG, SOCI   Social/Economic elective 3   BIOL, ENVS   Biological Sciences elective 4
BIOL, ENVS   Geomatics OR Biological Sciences elective 4   ENVS 462 3 Environmental Capstone 4
ENVS 422   Physical Sciences elective 4   Elective   Elective 3
ENVS 461   Environmental Research 1   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 17
May 24, 2017                
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

Sustainable Resource Management Concentration, 74 Hours:


The sustainable resource management concentration provides the student with a strong, interdisciplinary background in the environmental arena and explores ways of meeting humanity's current and future needs for energy, food and shelter that are scientifically, socially, and economically viable and that do not compromise earth's resources and ecological systems. Upon completing this option, students will be able  to investigate and implement policies relating to the environment and natural resource conservation. This concentration prepares students to work in state and national parks, undertake environmental advocacy, develop programs for cultural and physical resource management and education, and continue study at the graduate level.

In addition to the Environmental Core and Portfolio Requirements, above, students will complete the following:

Elective Courses, 47 Hours:


Science Electives, 8 Hours:


Choose any two 300-level or above ENVS, GSCI or PHYS courses. ENVS 461  is highly recommended.

Four-Year Course Progression


Sustainable Resource Management Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 201, 201L 1 Foundations in Environmental Science I 4   ENVS 202, 202L   Foundations in Environmental Science II 4
BIOL, CHEM, GSCI, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4   BIOL, CHEM, GSCI, PHYS   Foundational Sciences sequence 4
Core Curriculum   ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
FYEX 101 1 First-Year Experience 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 104 3
Elective   Elective 3-4       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 15-16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
MATH 314   Statistics 3   ENVS/PHYS   Environmental Sustainability 4
ENVS 306   Environmental Policy 4   ENVS/GSCI   Biotic/Physical Resources 4
GSCI 301   Physical Geology 4   Core Curriculum   ARTS 3
Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3   Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3
    TOTAL 14   Core Curriculum 2 WELLNESS 3
              TOTAL 17
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS/PHYS   Environmental Sustainability 4   ENVS/GSCI   Biotic/Physical Resources 4
ENVS 401   Conservation Ecology 4   Science Elective   ENVS 461 Environmental Research or 300 or higher ENVS, GSCI, PHYS 4-6
Core Curriculum 2 SOC/SCI 3   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
ENVS   Management of Resources 4   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 14-16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS/GSCI   Biotic/Physical Resources 4   ANTH/APST/ECON/GEOG   Environmental Sustainability 3
ENVS/PHYS   Environmental Sustainability 4   ENVS   Management of Resources 4
Science Elective   ENVS 461 Environmental Research or 300 or higher ENVS, GSCI, PHYS 4-6   ENVS 462 3 Environmental Capstone 4
Elective   Elective 3   Core Curriculum 2 HUMANITIES 3
    TOTAL 15-17       TOTAL 14
                 
June 3, 2016             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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