3240 Environmental Science

Program Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental Science

This program focuses on scientific components of environmental issues by integrating courses from anthropology, biology, chemistry, geography, and geology. This concentration emphasizes a broad-based understanding of the environment, while providing for the development of an emphasis in one of the areas. For students interested in the program, please contact the faculty adviser, Dr. Sid Crow, at 404/413-5312.

Program Admission

A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required in order to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance, 418 General Classroom Building, 404/413-5000. Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies section 3030.30 of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Courses used to fulfill the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses for each B.I.S. program will not count towards the rules of Area G — no more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) from a single discipline — nor of Area H — no more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

B.I.S. in Environmental Science

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Required Course:

Area D: Science, Mathematics, and Technology (11)

  1. Required Laboratory Science Sequence:
  2. Math (3) Any one math not taken in Area A from the following choices: Math 1070, 1220, 2211, 2212 (or any higher level math). For any four credit-hour course, three hours are applied to Area D and one credit hour is applied to Area F.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses:
  2. Required Courses:
  3. Two hour elective at 1000-2000 level chosen in consultation with faculty adviser.

Area G: Area of Concentration — Environmental Science (35-37)

No more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3-4)
  2. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3-4)
  3. Required Course (choose one):
  4. Required Course (choose one):
  5. Required Course (choose one):
  6. Select an additional 17 hours from approved list and in consultation with faculty adviser. No more than 12 hours in Area G can come from one discipline.

Area H: Allied Field (22)

No more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Course:
  2. Select eight hours:
  3. Select an additional ten hours from approved list and in consultation with faculty adviser.

Area J: Electives

Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation