The Environmental Science Program at Marietta College provides students with a solid foundation of the scope of our environment, the issues that we face and potential solutions to these problems.

Students in the Environmental Science major learn from talented professors in the department, as well as from professors in chemistry, geology, petroleum engineering, philosophy, economics and other fields of study. This collaboration adds depth to how our majors examine the issues facing our environment.

In addition to classroom instruction, students gain experiential education by working in local waterways, in a nearby field station and through internships. Graduates of the program are well prepared to work in the environmental science field as well as continue their education at the graduate level.

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 TBA 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
Elective   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)
Biology 318 Ecology 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
Biology 245 Environmental Toxicology 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 elective   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
TBA   3 credit hours
General Education elective   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
TBA   3 credit hours
General Education elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   11 credit hours