University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Environmental Sciences [RSENR] (Bachelor of Science)


The Environmental Sciences major provides students with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience to identify, analyze, and solve "real world" environmental problems arising from human activities.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree.

Required courses: BCOR 011/BCOR 012; CHEM 031/CHEM 032; CHEM 0421; GEOL 055 or PSS 161; MATH 019/MATH 0202; NR 1402 or STAT 141; ENSC 001, ENSC 130, ENSC 160, ENSC 185, ENSC 201, ENSC 202; fourteen to seventeen credits in one of the following Focus Tracks: Agriculture and the Environment, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Ecological Design, Environmental Analysis and Assessment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Environmental Resources, Water Resources. Up-to-date course requirements for each Focus Track are available from your advisor or the Dean's Office; students may elect to petition to develop a self-design track.

1Math 19, 20 and NR 140 also fulfill the RSENR general education requirement.
2Students interested in areas such as environmental analysis and assessment should consider taking more advanced courses, such as CHEM 141/CHEM 142.


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