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This 25 to 28 credit hour program prepares science majors or graduates for employment in the environmental field. It provides skills such as field collecting, water sampling, report and scientific writing, soil sampling, regulatory policies, chemical and analytical methods, and research methods. Students must be in a degree program in the natural sciences including biology, chemistry, geoscience, or physics OR have a four year degree in one of those areas. Once admitted, the student should remediate any prerequisites (listed below). Some of these can be taken simultaneously with the required courses.

For further information or to apply, contact the School of Natural Sciences at (812) 941-2284.

Prerequisites: Three semesters of Biology (BIOL-L101, L102, & L211), one year General Chemistry with labs (CHEM-C105/C125 & CHEM-C106/C126), one semester of Organic Chemistry with Lab (CHEM-C341/C343), one semester of introductory Geoscience (GEOL-G100 or GEOG-G107), & one semester of College-Level Algebra (usually MATH-M122 or MATH-M125).

*Note: PHYS-P201 & P202 or PHYS-P221 & P222 may be required if student chooses to complete Environmental Physics (PHYS-P310) as part of the certificate requirement.

Requirements

Environmental Science Certificate Requirements
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours
Biology (Choose a total of 8 credit hours from the courses listed below.) 8
Ecology BIOL-L473/L474 5
Environmental Microbiology MICR-M420 5
Field Biology BIOL-L303 3
Applied Conservation Biology BIOL-L343 5
Independent Student in Environmental Biology BIOL-L490 1-6
Chemistry (Complete any of the three courses listed below.) 8
Environmental Chemistry CHEM-C303 3
Environmental Chemistry Lab CHEM-C333 2
Spectrochemistry and Separations CHEM-C318 (CHEM-C317 will not be necessary as a prerequisite for C318) 3
Geoscience (Complete either of the courses listed below.) 6
Geographic Information Science GEOG-G338 3
Elements of Hydrogeology GEOL-G451 3
Physics or Internship (Complete either Environmental Physics or an Environmental Science Internship.) 3
Environmental Physics PHYS-P310 OR 3
Internship or job experience COAS-S399 3
Total 25-28

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