Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Science Emphasis, B.S.
The Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences major is an interdisciplinary study of the relevant natural science disciplines, with emphases in either the Geosciences or the Environmental Sciences. This program provides knowledge and experience through lecture, laboratory, and field courses that immerse the students into the world around them. Students will analyze and solve problems associated with use of energy, water, and mineral resources; in protection of the environment; in planning for the impact of natural hazards; and in sustainable approaches to societal development. The region and ecosystems that surround Utah Tech University provide the ideal laboratory to apply concepts to the earth, energy, and environmental issues that impact the future of humanity. Emphases in the Geosciences and the Environmental Sciences are available depending on the student interests.
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
Earth, Energy, & Environmental Science Core Requirements
& ENVS 1215
|Introduction to Environmental Science|
and Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory
|ENVS 2210||Environmental Pollution and Remediation Techniques||3|
|ENER 3310||Energy and the Environment||3|
|ENER 4310||Energy Technology and Sustainability||3|
& GEO 1115
|Physical Geology (PS)|
and Physical Geology Lab (LAB)
|GEO 2050||Earth Materials||4|
|GEO 3400||Water Resources||3|
& GEOG 3605
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
& CHEM 1215
|Principles of Chemistry I (PS)|
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
& CHEM 1225
|Principles of Chemistry II|
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
& BIOL 1615
|Principles of Biology I (LS)|
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
|MATH 1060||Trigonometry (MA)||3|
|PHYS 2010||College Physics I (PS)||4|
|ENGL 2201||Literature and the Land (HU, GC)||3|
Environmental Science Emphasis Requirements
|ENVS 2700R||Field Methods in Environmental Science||1|
|ENVS 2990R||Career Seminar in Environmental Science||1|
|ENVS 3510||Waste Management||3|
|ENVS 4080||Environmental Monitoring and Characterization||4|
|ENVS 4800R||Independent Research||1|
|ENVS 4910||Senior Seminar||1|
|Choose 1 of the following courses:|
|ENVS 3910||Costa Rica Natural History||3|
|ENVS 3920||Peruvian Amazon Natural History||3|
|ENVS 3930||South Africa Natural History||3|
|GEO 3000||Advanced Geologic Investigation of Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks||3|
|GEO 3910||Applied Geologic Investigation of Iceland||3|
|GEOG 3930||Remote Sensing of Landscape: China||3|
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Grade C- or higher in all required courses.