Offered by the Department of Biology
Professors Kirby, Maris (chairperson)
Associate Professors: Clifford, Hensley, Kagle, Stein
The Environmental Concentration is for students interested in environmental issues. Students receive a general overview of the field as well as practical skills. The concentration is designed to train scientists to look at environmental problems in an interdisciplinary way. Students will receive a solid base in the environmental field as well as related courses in the Arts and Sciences. Graduates can expect employment opportunities with state and federal agencies or in the private sector.
In addition to the core Student Learning Outcomes for the Biology program, students in the Environmental Biology Concentration are expected to be able to:
Discuss contemporary environment issues that cover local to global concerns.
Choose appropriate statistical test to analyze a given set of data.
Assess water quality using macro-invertebrate communities in a rapid bioassessment protocol.
Program Requirements: Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration (B.S.): 120 s.h.