Bachelor of Science Environmental Science

The Major in Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program concerned with protecting, monitoring, managing and improving the environment.

Environmental Sciences bs Degree

To prepare you for a career with regulatory agencies, industry, consulting firms, or academia, the degree program combines study in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Business Law

This degree program combines fundamental training in the basic sciences with broad training across several of the traditional disciplines to prepare students for employment or graduate study.

An internship is required to integrate academic preparation with actual work experience. Students should contact Dr. Jim Armcost,, (409) 880-1756.


Degree Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science will be awarded upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. General Requirements: See University Core Curriculum
  2. Biology: BIOL 1406, 1407, 2421, 3450, 4302, 4430, 4435, 4460
  3. Chemistry: CHEM 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112, 3311, 3111, 3401, 4481
  4. Science and Mathematics: PHYS 1401, 1402; COSC 1371; PSYC 2317; MATH 2312; GEOL 1403, 3390, 4370; one of GEOL 3311 or 3315, BULW 3330; 3 hours approved electives
  5. Participate in internship BIOL 4300-01

Required Internship

bs Environmental Interships

The internship experience allows you to integrate your academic preparation with actual work experience and is a required component of your environmental science degree plan. You will typically do the internship during the summer prior to or during your senior year.

In the past, students have done internships with a wide range of government agencies and private businesses in the field of environmental compliance.

Internship Enrollment and Requirements