The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in environmental studies.
|ENVN 2010||Environmental Problems and Solutions||1 hr|
|BIOL 1330||Environmental Biology||3 hrs|
|CHEM 1010/1014||Environmental Chemistry w/lab||4 hrs|
|GEOL 1010||Environmental Geology||3 hrs|
|GEOG 1030||Intro to Earth and Environmental Science||3 hrs|
|Courses selected form the curriculum of one of the Environmental Studies Option: Analytic, Earth Science, Geography & Planning, Life Science, and Physics||15 hrs|
Highly Recommended: At least one course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Suggested courses include GEOG 1090, ENVN 4600, or GEOG 3530.
Recommended Courses (if not included in chosen option):
These courses can be used in the general education requirements or in other BGS required areas.
|ECON 2200||Principles of Micro Economics (SSC)||3 hrs|
|ENVN 4820||Intro to Environmental Law and Regulation||3 hrs|
|PHIL 3180||Environmental Ethics||3 hrs|
|SOC 3850||Society, Environment & Resource Conservation||3 hrs|
|BIOL 1450||Biology I w/lab (NSCI)||5 hrs|
|BIOL 1750||Biology II w/lab||5 hrs|
|CHEM 1140/1144||Fundamental of College Chemistry w/lab||5 hrs|
|CHEM 2210/2214||Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry w/lab||5 hrs|
|PHYS 1050/1054||Introduction to Physic w/lab (NSCI)||5 hrs|
|A course in Statistics||3 hrs|
Students interested in graduate studies should contact a graduate adviser to make sure necessary classes are taken to enter graduate programs. This area of concentration will afford adult students the opportunity to pursue a science based curriculum directed towards finding solutions to environmental problems.
An area of concentration in environmental studies is concerned with chemical pollutants, environmental geology, local and regional planning, environmental biology, and monitoring of the environment with regard to conservation and safety issues. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Environmental studies students, depending on their particular coursework, may find careers in transportation, politics, education, law, research, waste management, utilities, marine biology, zoology, planning, ecology, law enforcement, park services, forestry, and government or non-profit administration.
For more career information, check out UNO Hints for Finding Jobs in Environmental Science, College Board - Environmental Studies, or UNO Career Center.
Revised Fall 2013