Environmental Studies, BS (transition)
This program is not open for entry for the 2016–2017 year.
Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum for Environmental Science under “Lowell Institute School Programs."
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines an understanding of the science of the environment with the social and political issues that impact environmental policy. The program provides a strong foundation in the disciplines of oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy, supplemented by chemistry and biology. Students also take courses that incorporate an understanding of the social and political challenges around environmental policy with the underlying science. By combining science and policy, students have an opportunity to apply scientific and social/political theory and technical knowledge to the understanding of our natural world.
Graduates may pursue careers in government, nonprofits, and private industry, working to address environmental issues through a combination of science and policy.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
30 semester hours required
and ENG 1106
|College Writing 1|
and Lab for ENG 1105
and ENG 1108
|College Writing 2|
and Lab for ENG 1107
and ENG 2106
and Lab for ENG 2105
|Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|PHL 2140||Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering||3|
|Complete 3 semester hours of HST electives.||3|
|MTH 2300||Business Statistics||3|
23 semester hours required
and BIO 1101
|Principles of Biology 1|
and Lab for BIO 1100
and CHM 1101
|General Chemistry 1|
and Lab for CHM 1100
|ECN 1100||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Complete 12 semester hours in humanities and social science electives.||12|
Major Required Courses
36 semester hours required
|ESC 1250||The Environment and Society||3|
|ESC 1300||Science, Technology, and Society||3|
|ESC 1100||The Geosphere: Physical and Historical Geology||3|
|ESC 3100||Introduction to Geographical Information Systems||3|
|Complete 9 semester hours from the following:||9|
|Natural Disasters: Evaluating Risk, Minimizing Loss|
|Air, Water, and Life: Pollution|
|Complete 12 semester hours from the following:||12|
|Soils and Sustainability|
|Water on and Underground: Geochemistry and Hydrology|
|Energy: Sources and Issues|
|The Hydrosphere: Oceanography, Ground and Surface Water|
|ESC 4850||Environmental Assessment and Remediation||3|
Complete a minimum of 31 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.