Differences between the old and new Bachelor of Science degrees
Starting in 2008, students will follow the new course requirements listed under related links. Students who entered the program prior to 2008 have a choice of following the new or the old program. To decide what is best for you, here is a description of the differences.
Change in name
The new degree name for the BS is Environmental Science rather than Environmental Studies. This name better reflects the extensive coursework in the sciences required of the major. If you follow the old degree requirements, be sure to list your science classes on your resume to make it clear that you have a science-oriented degree. You should list key courses whichever degree you follow!
Change in course requirements
A GIS course has been substituted for GUS 1052. You can choose between GUS 3062 Fundamentals of GIS or EES 3011 Remote Sensing and GIS.
Change in Electives for the B.S.
|Students going for the new Environmental Science degree have to take 5 instead of 4 electives. Two of the electives must be from the same natural science department. This provides the degree with greater depth. Electives in the natural sciences are expanding over the next few years. Only one other elective must be from non-science course list.