Courses

Environmental Science

Environmental Science is an applied interdisciplinary field that draws heavily upon the Natural Science disciplines with input from the Social Sciences and the Humanities to address problems that arise in the interaction between Human activity and the Environment.

At Marietta College, you can pursue two different environmental majors:

The Environmental Science major is a collaborative effort by the entire science division, which gives you access to all of the resources and faculty that Marietta's science programs have to offer. The program also gives you the opportunity to pursue one of four tracks within the major: Waste Management, Biological Resource Management, Energy and Mineral Management, or Water Resource Management.

The Environmental Studies major lets you focus directly on the social issues surrounding environmental concerns. With this major, you're prepared for a career in government, law, non-profit management, and journalism.

Students from both majors participate in a unique, team-based capstone experience where they apply their collective experience to an environmental problem of local significance. Projects are supervised by faculty from across the entire science division, often with input from a broader range of faculty advisors. Often the environmental scientists on the team analyze and study the problem, while the environmental studies majors interact with the local community to frame the issue and possible solutions. They are trained in the art and science of collaboration so that local stakeholders and community leaders can take ownership of the solutions proposed to address the problem.

click to expandRequirements for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science:

  • Biology 102 or 133, 105, 245 or 340, 318;
  • Chemistry 131, 132, 133, 134, 260 or 303/305 or 377;
  • Environmental Science 210, 330, 335, 391, 491, 492;
  • Environmental Studies 310, 315;
  • Geology 101, 304;
  • Mathematics 223.

One course (3hrs.) from Environmental Studies electives:
  • Economics 350;
  • Environmental Studies 233, 311, 320, 350;
  • Leadership 308, 333;
  • Philosophy 321;
  • Writing 306, 307.

Two courses (6-8 hrs.) from Environmental Science electives:
  • Biology 202, 230, 311, 312, 378, 450;
  • Chemistry 304/306, 377, 420/422;
  • Computer Science 210;
  • Geology 201, 313;
  • Mathematics 125, 224;
  • Physics 211, 212.

 

click to expandRequirements for a minor in Environmental Science:

  • Biology 102, 105;
  • Chemistry 101;
  • Environmental Science 210;
  • Environmental Studies310;
  • Geology 101

Elective (Choose one of the following):
  • Biology 318;
  • Computer Science 210;
  • Environmental Science 330 or 335;
  • Environmental Studies 315 or 350;
  • Geology 304.

 

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is an applied interdisciplinary field which draws heavily upon the Social Science disciplines with inputs from the Natural Sciences and Humanities to address problems that arise in the interaction of Social, Political and Cultural systems and the Environment.

click to expandRequirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies:

  • Biology 102, 105;
  • Chemistry 101;
  • Computer Science 210;
  • Economics 350;
  • Writing 306;
  • Environmental Science 210, 491, 492;
  • Environmental Studies 310, 315, 391;
  • Geology 101, 304;
  • Mathematics 123 or Psychology 285;
  • Philosophy 321;
Two courses from:
  • Environmental Studies 311, 320, 350; and Leadership 308, 333.
(Note Economics 350 has a prerequisite of Economics 211 or permission of instructor)

click to expandRequirements for a minor in Environmental Studies:

  • Economics 211 and 350;
  • Environmental Science 210 and 315;
  • Environmental Studies 310;
  • Philosophy 321
Elective (Choose one of the following):
  • Environmental Studies 233, 311, 320, or 350:
  • Geology 304,
  • Leadership 308 or 333.