Nov 28, 2021  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science Major


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Kelly J. LaBlanc Distinguished Lecturer of Environmental Science
Todd Levine Senior Lecturer of Environmental Science and Biology
Joseph J. Piatt Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science

The Environmental Science program offers a major and 3 related minors: Earth Science, Environmental Studies, and Natural Resource Management.

The environmental science major is an interdisciplinary science program which explores the interactions and relationships between human and natural systems. Through core classes, students integrate geologic, atmospheric, chemical and biological knowledge to address natural resource management and environmental issues. The environmental science program allows the student to tailor the curriculum to his or her professional goals.

Environmental science is a growing field which requires only a bachelor’s degree in most job sectors. The environmental science major prepares students for careers in natural resource management, environmental protection, conservation, environmental consulting, government, and air, water, and soil quality.

The Environmental Science program helps manage a 63-acre field station. Located in the beautiful Kettle Moraine region just west of campus, the Greene Field Station features a trout stream, cold-water springs, extensive wetlands, and an on-site teaching and research facility. This site provides students with many opportunities for outdoor laboratory and research activities.

In addition, students in the program can earn a master’s degree in environmental science via our 3+2 partnerships with Alaska Pacific University (APU) in Anchorage or with the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Students who enroll at Carroll for three years and then transfer to APU or UW-Milwaukee earn both a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and a master’s degree from APU or UW-Milwaukee.

Core Learning Outcomes

The Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science is designed so that students…

  • Develop a scientific understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of environmental systems.
  • Understand the interrelationships between human and environmental systems.
  • Acquire laboratory and field skills for measuring environmental systems.
  • Analyze environmental data and issues using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Develop skills necessary to communicate scientific and resource management information.

Fees

Specific courses that require use of equipment and disposable supplies are assigned a course fee.

Bachelor of Science Requirements


The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:

Note:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

Graduate Degree in Freshwater Science


After completing three years of coursework at Carroll University, students transfer to the Univertisy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and enter either the Professional or Thesis Track of the Master of Science program at the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS). Coursework from UW-Milwaukee then transfers back to Carroll University to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.

In preparation for this graduate program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and meet all of UW-Milwaukee and the SFS graduate admission requirements. Before transferring to SFS, students must complete a minimum of 110 credits for the Professional Track and 115 credits for the Thesis Track at Carroll University including the required core and support courses for the Environment Science major, the Pioneer Core Program, and the following additional course requirements:

Graduate Degree in Environmental Science


After completing three years of coursework at Carroll University, students transfer to Alaska Pacific University (APU) in Anchorage, Alaska and enter the Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) program. Coursework from APU then transfers back to Carroll University (24 credit hours) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.
In preparation for this graduate program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in major coursework and meet all of APU graduate admission requirements. Before transferring to APU, students must complete a minimum of 104 credits at Carroll University including the required core and support courses for the Environment Science major, the Pioneer Core Program, and the following additional course requirements:

MAT 160  : Calculus I

 

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