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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Environmental Science (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Though not required, students may benefit from completing a minor, especially one focused on developing workforce skills such as communication, data analytics, geospatial studies, or professional and technical writing. Students should consult with an advisor prior to adding a minor to their program of study.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C-” or better in courses required for the major (a grade of “D+” is not acceptable). A 2.00 instritutional GPA is required by the university for graduation.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. Of this total, 58 credit hours in Environmental Science courses are required. Including the required support courses, 78-79 credit hours are required within the major. A total of 40 upper-division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above from any department) is required by the university for graduation.
  • Website: http://weber.edu/enviroscience
  • Program Code: 6066BS
  • CIP: 030104


All Environmental Science majors should meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. New majors are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor. Email enviroscience@weber.edu or call 801-626-6160 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the program administrative specialist. Email enviroscience@weber.edu or call 801-626-6160. There are no special admission or application requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements   for Bachelor of Science requirements. The Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement will be fulfilled by degree requirements (MATH 1050 QL  or MATH 1080 QL  or MATH 1210 ). The natural science breadth requirement (LS/PS) will be fulfilled by degree requirements. The required support course ECON 1100 SS   will count towards the social science (SS) breadth requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to complex problems using the basic tools from geoscience, biology, chemistry, mathematics, economics and social science.
  • Be able to develop and test hypotheses through collecting data in the field and/or analyzing samples in the laboratory, including qualitative and quantitative analyses.
  • Understand the human and natural environment in the Intermountain West in the context of the varying timescales at which Earth systems operate.
  • Be able to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Be able to effectively communicate complex problems, approaches, and solutions to both specialists and general audiences in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of interconnected Earth and human systems to reflect critically on their roles in the protection and management of our environment and climate.

Environmental Science Electives (24 credit hours minimum)

Select 24 additional Environmental Science elective credits, in consultation with your advisor, with at least 2 credits from each category. Some upper-division electives may have prerequisites not listed as an environmental science core or elective course. Those courses are marked with an asterisk (*) and students should consult with an academic advisor before adding them to their program of study.

Elective Category 4 - Laboratory, Data Analysis, & Workforce Skills

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