Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

An Environmental Science degree at Missouri S&T commences with a first-year seminar course that is taken concurrently with an introductory environmental science course, creating familiar student cohorts that can support and motivate one another through the program. Throughout their four years in the program, students are trained in five core areas: economics, biology, geology, environmental engineering, and humanities. In addition, they build foundational skills in mathematics, physical science, and communications. As they progress through the program, students increasingly connect ideas from among and within core areas to build their understanding of the integrated multidisciplinary concepts in environmental science. During their junior and senior years, students will be able to customize their degrees by selecting from a diverse array of elective courses within core areas. The degree’s flexible upper division elective choices also allow students to specialize and earn minors in core areas if they choose to do so.

Students apply the skills they learn in the classroom in hands-on laboratory and field courses. Students will finish their senior year with a capstone course that will be designed to engage them in professional development, connect them to career opportunities, hone their research and presentation skills through hands-on projects, and foster lifelong collegial relationships with their peers and instructors through intensive group work.

This curriculum benefits from a flexible design that allows students who may be transitioning from other programs on campus to complete the program in a timely manner. In addition, the degree creates opportunities for students to complete multiple minors within the degree, adding focus and strength to the interdisciplinary foundation.

Freshman Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
BIO SCI 11733ENGLISH 11603
ENV SCI 11101CHEM 13203
CHEM 13104BIO SCI 12233
CHEM 11001BIO SCI 12291
CHEM 13191MATH 1212, or 1211, or 1214, or 12214
ECON 11003 
ENGLISH 11203 
 16 14
Sophomore Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
GEOLOGY 11103BIO SCI 22633
ECON 46413HISTORY 1200, or 1300, or 13103
ENV ENG 26013ENV ENG 26023
PHYSICS 11454GEO ENG 31483
POL SCI 12003CIV ENG 56403
 16 15
Junior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHILOS 11303HISTORY 4470, or 2510, or 3530, or 35103
GEO ENG 53313GEOLOGY 26113
ECON 12003PHILOS 43503
ENV ENG 56423STAT 34254
BIO SCI 43133BIO SCI 22233
 15 16
Senior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 14 15
Total Credits: 121

See Upper Division Elective Course List

Upper Division Elective Course List

BIO SCI 2242Cave Biology2
BIO SCI 2252Vegetation of the Ozarks2
BIO SCI 2264Field Ecology2
BIO SCI 2353Zoology3
BIO SCI 2372Issues in Public Health3
BIO SCI 2383Plant Biology3
BIO SCI 2389Plant Biology Laboratory1
BIO SCI 3353Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
BIO SCI 4316Introduction to Geomicrobiology3
BIO SCI 4363Freshwater Ecology3
BIO SCI 4383Toxicology3
BIO SCI 4423Introduction to Astrobiology3
BIO SCI 4563Global Ecology3
ECON 4540Energy Economics3
ECON 4440Environmental And Natural Resource Economics3
ECON 4643Ethical Problems in a Global Environment3
ECON 5644Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability3
CHEM 4710Principles Of Environmental Monitoring3
ENV ENG 3615Water And Wastewater Engineering3
ENV ENG 5605Environmental Systems Modeling3
ENV ENG 5630Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater And Soil3
ENV ENG 5635Phytoremediation and Natural Treatment Systems: Science and Design3
ENV ENG 5660Introduction To Air Pollution3
ENV ENG 5662Air Pollution Control Methods3
GEOLOGY 4310Remote Sensing Technology3
GEOLOGY 4411Hydrogeology3
GEOLOGY 4711Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology3
GEOLOGY 4721Meteorology and Climatology3
GEOLOGY 5681Lidar Principles and Application3
GEOLOGY 5741Micropaleontology3
GEO ENG 4115Statistical Methods in Geology and Engineering3
GEO ENG 4276Environmental Aspects Of Mining3
GEO ENG 5233Risk Assessment In Environmental Studies3


ENV SCI 1110 Environmental Science Freshman Seminar (RSD 1.0)

An introduction to the study of environmental science at Missouri S&T. Students will become acquainted with faculty, facilities, and resources associated with the environmental science program at S&T. Students will also consider opportunities for personal and professional development in environmental sciences. Prerequisites: Environmental Science majors only.

ENV SCI 4028 Environmental Science Senior Capstone (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

This course challenges students to solve real-world environmental problems in a hands-on capacity. Students will learn environmental monitoring techniques and environmental reporting, and engage in professional development. This course fulfills experiential learning requirements through an industry-engaged project. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Environmental Science majors only.