Quinnipiac University

BS in Environmental Science Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the BS in Environmental Science program, and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

BS in Environmental Science Curriculum

  • University Curriculum1, 46 credits

  • College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum2, 3-6 credits

  • Environmental Program Shared Core

    • ENV 101, Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 credits

    • ENV 220 & 220L, Environmental Science and Environmental Science Lab, 4 credits

    • ENV 390, Environmental Writing, 3 credits

    • PL 226, Environmental Ethics, 3 credits

    • ENV 350, Environmental Studies Practicum, 1-4 credits

    • Choose 1 course from the following, 3 credits

      • ENV 222, Environmental Geography and culture (GP 222)

      • ENV 230, Sustainable Development (AN 230)

    • IDS 400 Transdisciplinary Project, 3 credits

  • Cognate Courses3

    • BIO 101 & 101L, General Biology I and General Biology I Lab, 4 credits

    • BIO 102 & 102L, General Biology II and General Biology Lab II, 4 credits

    • CHE 110 & 110L, General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab, 4 credits

    • CHE 111 & 111L, General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab, 4 credits

    • CHE 210 & 210L, Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab, 4 credits

  • Choose one track: Biology or Chemistry

    • Biology Track (Take a minimum of 11 cr.)

      • BIO 152 & 152L, Ecological and Biological Diversity and Ecological and Biological Diversity Lab, 4 credits

      • BIO 225, Physiological Diversity, 3 credits

      • BIO 282 & 282L, Genetics and Genetics Lab, 4 credits

      • BIO 352 & 352L, Botany and Botany Lab, 4 credits
      • BIO 358 & 358L, Life on a Changing Planet and Life on a Changing Planet Lab, 4 credits

      • BIO 323 & 323L, Invertebrate Zoology and Invertebrate Zoology Lab, 4 credits

      • BIO 383, Evolution, 3 credits

      • BMS 325, Toxicology, 3 credits

      • BMS 370, General Microbiology, 3 credits

      • ENV 201, Lessons in Local and Global Sustainability, 3 credits

    • Chemistry Track (Take a minimum of 11 cr.)

      • BMS 325, Toxicology, 3 credits

      • BMS 370, General Microbiology, 3 credits

      • CHE 211 & 211L, Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab, 4 credits

      • CHE 215 & 215L, Analytical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Lab, 4 credits

      • CHE 305 & 305L, Instrumental Analysis and Instrumental Analysis Lab, 4 credits

      • CHE 315 & 315L, Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab, 4 credits

      • CHE 316, Biochemistry II, 3 credits

      • ENV 201, Lessons in Local and Global Sustainability, 3 credits

  • Electives4, 6 credits

  • Free Electives, 5-12 credits

1 All students must complete the 46 credits of the University Curriculum
2 Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major
3 Required courses that support the Environmental Science major and may be used to fulfill requirements outside the major.
4 Choose two courses from the areas of Economics, Government/Policy