Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Environmental Science and Studies

Informal Environmental Internships give ESS students experience working with children. Education

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with an Informal Environmental Education track requires 77-81 units. Students select this track if their interest is educating the public, especially children, about the environment. This major prepares graduates to help the public appreciate the importance of our natural systems and understand the threats these systems face. Students completing this track are prepared for positions as park naturalist/educators working in federal, state and local parks as well as careers educating the public in the private sector.

Required Courses

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (46-48 units)

BIOL 201 Cellular Biology and Genetics (4 units)
BIOL 202 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4 units)
BIOL 205 Botany (4 units)
BIOL 207 Zoology (4 units)
BIOL 301 Field and Natural Science (3 units)
BIOL 304 Natural History Interpretation and Public (3 units)
CHEM 104 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (4 units)
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3 units)
GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4 units)
SCIE 380 Methods of Teaching Science (3 units)
One of the following:
BIOL 402 Ecology (4 units)
BIOL 435 Plant Ecology (4 units)
One of the following:
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4 units)
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3 units)
One of the following:
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3 units)
MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics (4 units)
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 units)
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 units)
     
Advanced Writing (3 units)
One of the following:
ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3 units)
ENVS 377 The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3 units)
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (3 units)
     
Environmental Geography, Ethics and Health (12 units)
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3 units)
HLTH 451 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units)
PHIL 255 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
     
Economics and Political Science (6units)
One two-course sequence in one discipline consisting of one lower-level and one upper-level course:
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3 units)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
     or
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units)
POSC 103 American National Government (3 units)
     or
POSC 207 State Government
POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3 units)
     
Electives (10-12 units)
Select three of the following:
BIOL 306 Human Ecology and Sustainability (3 units)
BIOL 353 Invertebrate Zoology (4 units)
BIOL 432 Vascular Plant Taxonomy (4 units)
BIOL 455 Fish Biology (4 units)
BIOL 456 Ornithology (4 units)
BIOL 458 Mammology (4 units)
BIOL 461 Entomology (4 units)
BIOL 467 Herpetology (4 units)
ENVS 382 Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics (3)
GEOL 305 Environmental Geology (4 units)
GEOG 319 Soils and Vegetation (4 units)

 


Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
E-mail: Dr. Christopher Salice at csalice@towson.edu



 

 

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