Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science

Environmental Science is an academic discipline that incorporates multiple fields of scientific study — such as physics, biology, geology, geography, and chemistry — in order to study the environment and find solutions to environmental problems.

About This Program

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science emphasizes rigorous academic course work, student involvement in faculty research, and collaborative efforts with other universities, community/junior colleges, national laboratories, regulatory agencies, corporate environmental contractors, utilities, and municipalities.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science requires 120 semester hours to complete.

This program offers students the opportunity for a general degree in environmental sciences with options for a specialized concentration in the following:

  • Environmental Restoration & Waste Management,
  • Environmental Monitoring & Instrumentation,
  • Environmental Toxicology/Risk Assessment, Sustainability Science, and
  • Environmental Policy.

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120 hrs

Academic Course Curriculum (coming soon)

Your map to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science Degree



Freshman Year

Total: 15

##Some students may need to take College Algebra (MAC 1105) and Algebraic and Trigonometric Functions (MAC 1114) as prerequisites to Calculus I and II.

Total: 15

###The Humanities and Social Science electives should be taken from the General Education approved course list.

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total: 15

Total: 16

###Students will begin thesis in the fall semester of senior year, but registration will not be required until spring semester.

Concentration Electives

Must take a Minimum of two (2) courses (6 credit hours) from your area of concentration:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with a Concentration in Environmental Policy

You will experience state-of-the-art research facilities housed in approximately 6,000 square feet of space in the Humphries Science Research Center. Instruments available to both faculty and students in this facility include ICP/OES, GC/MS, HPLC, AA, and high resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy with fiber optic access to the internet. In addition, the School houses a GIS computer laboratory with high performance computers and high speed internet access. Laboratory equipment is continuously upgraded and replaced to maintain our cutting-edge status. 
The School offers eligible students support through scholarships and work-study assistantships. Students also have opportunities for internships in industry, state, and federal laboratories. 


Program Faculty

Name Email Phone
(chair)   (850) 000-0000
Ashvini Chauhan, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Environmental Biotechnology; Molecular Microbial Ecology  
  (850) 000-0000
Charles Jagoe Ph.D., Distinguished Professor
Aquatic and Coastal Ecology: Ecotoxicology  
Elijah Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry  
Frederic Essien, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Atmospheric Pollution; Environmental Radioactivity  
Henry Williams, Ph.D., Professor
Microbial Ecology; Microbial Predation; Bacterial Predators  
Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor
Radiation Protection; Environmental Radiochemistry  
Marcia Allen Owens, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Environmental Policy & Law; Environmental Literacy,  
Michael Abazinge, Ph.D., Professor
Environmental Physiology; Bioconversion of Agricultural Waste  
Richard D. Gragg, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Environmental Toxicology, Policy and Risk Management