Environmental Science

The goal of the Environmental Science program is to provide skills for entry-level employment opportunities and continuation of education in environmental science, forestry, fish and wildlife management, biology, water quality, soil conservation, and range conservation. The students will acquire a basic knowledge of ecological principles, environmental issues, traditional and cultural values. Degree options may be used to focus course selections for career paths, if desired.

Student Outcomes

  • Know, use, and interpret scientific explanations (both Western and indigenous) of the natural world.
  • Generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations.
  • Understand the nature and development of environmental scientific knowledge in Western and indigenous cultures.
  • Participate meaningfully in environmental scientific activities and discourse.

Career Opportunities

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Environmental Science: Fall Semester (First Year)

GS 110Finding Place1
BIOB 160/L160Prin of Living Sys/Lab 3/1
GEOL101/L101Physical Geology/Lab3/1
M 121College Algebra4
NRS 101Nat Res Issues I1
WRIT 101 College Writing I3
Semester Total17

Environmental Science: Spring Semester (First Year)

CHMY141/L141College Chem/Lab I4
GE ElectiveHumanities/Fine Arts3
ElectiveProgram Elective3/4
ENSC 110Env. Science/Lab4
WRIT 201College Writing II3
Semester Total17/18

Environmental Science: Fall Semester (Second Year)

AIS 105/155Nakoda/Aaniiih Lang I3
BIOE 270General Ecology/Lab3
Communication ElectiveCOMX 115 Interpers Comm. or COMX 111 Public Speech3
ElectiveProgram Elective3/4
NRS 101Nat Res Issues II1
Semester Total14/15

Environmental Science: Spring Semester (Second Year)

AIS 100American Indian St3
PSYX 100Intro to Psych3
ElectiveProgram Elective3/4
ElectiveProgram Elective3/4
Semester Total12/14
Degree Total60/64
NOTE: If placement test scores indicate refresher classes are needed, the student’s program will require more than two years to complete. It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors.