Learn from talented environmental science professors as well as from professors in chemistry, geology, petroleum engineering, philosophy, economics and other fields of study. At Marietta, you will become a broadly and deeply educated scientist with a focus on applied problem solving for environmental sustainability.

In addition to traditional classes, you will work in local waterways, at our field station and through internships. You will be remarkably well prepared to enter the environmental science field or continue your education at the graduate level. Marietta alumni are conservation specialists, industry advisors, wildlife managers, EPA staff members, environmental lawyers, researchers and teachers across the nation.

Sample Four-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
Geology 111 Physical Geology 4 credit hours
FYS/E 101 Computing in Business 4 credit hours
Writing 110 College Composition 3 credit hours
Mathematics 223 Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences 3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   14 credit hours
 
First Year (Spring Semester)
Biology 102 Environmental Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introductory Biology Laboratory I 1 credit hour
Computer Science 210 Scientific Computing and Problem Solving 3 credit hours
Communication 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   13 credit hours
 
Second Year (Fall Semester)
Environmental Science 210 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry Lab I 1 credit hour
Environmental Studies 310 Environmental Policy & Law 3 credit hours
Environmental Studies elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   13 credit hours
 
Second Year (Spring Semester)
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry Lab II 1 credit hour
Environmental Studies 315 Environmental Impact & Resource Assessment 3 credit hours
Environmental Science elective   3 credit hours
Environmental Science elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   13 credit hours
 
Third Year (Fall Semester)
General Education course   3 credit hours
Biology 378 Field Biology Techniques 1 credit hour
Environmental Science 330 Environmental Sustainability 3 credit hours
Geology 304 Introduction to GIS Mapping & Analysis 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   13 credit hours
 
Third Year (Spring Semester)
Chemistry 260 Organic & Biological Chemistry 3 credit hours
Environmental Science 391 Experiential Learning 1 credit hour
Geology 335 Environmental Hydrogeology 3 credit hours
Environmental Science elective   3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   13 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Fall Semester)
Environmental Science 497 Environmental Problem Solving I 1 credit hour
Environmental Science elective   3 credit hours
Biology 245 Environmental Toxicology 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   10 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Spring Semester)
Environmental Science 492 Environmental Problem Solving II 2 credit hours
Environmental Science elective   3 credit hours
Biology 318 Ecology 3 credit hours
General Education course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   11 credit hours

 

Environmental Studies Electives

Economics 350 (Environmental Economics), Environmental Studies 233 (Religion and Nature), Environmental Studies 311 (Politics of Global Ecology), Environmental Studies 320 (Science Technology and Society), Environmental Studies 350 (Land Use Planning), Leadership 308 (Science and Public Policy), Leadership 333 (Leaders in Environmental Activism), Philosophy 321 (Environmental Ethics), Writing 305 (Business Writing) and Writing 307 (Technical Writing).

Environmental Science Electives

Biology 202 (General Microbiology), Biology 230 (Zoology), Biology 311 (Flowering Plants), Biology 312 (Lower Plants), Biology 450 (Aquatic Biology), Chemistry 304/306 (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 420/422 (Biochemistry and Lab), Computer Science 210 (Scientific Computing and Problem Solving), Geology 313 (Sedimentation and Stratigraphy), Mathematics 125 (Calculus I), Mathematics 224 (Calculus II), Physics 211 (College Physics I) and Physics 212 (College Physics II).