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Coastal Environmental Science Major

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"Classes are fantastic and look great on your transcript, but application of techniques is what will set you apart and get you hired."

Daphne Pariser, ’14
Psychology/Environmental Science

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Program Learning Outcomes

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Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of scientific principles, theories, and laws and how they apply to the natural world. Students will be able to explain the physical environment of the natural world including the cycling of matter, energy, nutrients, and building blocks of life.

Diversity of Life

Students will construct a scientific understanding of the relationship between the unity and diversity of life on planet Earth.

Environmental Issues

Students will use logic and critical thinking to apply and integrate interdisciplinary scientific concepts to their understanding of environmental challenges and solutions.

Scientific Communication

Students will locate, interpret, and present scientific findings (orally and in writing) in clear and concise terms to a scientific as well as a non-scientific audience.

Picture of Students NettingCoastal Field Research

Students will design valid scientific experiments, conduct original research, accurately interpret the meaning of their results, and present their research findings.

 

Three pictures of students doing researchMajor Requirements (57 credits)

Please see our Course catalog for course descriptions.

Environmental Science Courses (26 credit hours)

  • NAS 107 Environmental Science
  • NAS 111 Intro to Biology
  • NAS 151 Environmental Chemistry
  • NAS 214 Principles of Ecology
  • NAS 236 Environmental Physics
  • NAS 243 Physical Geography
  • NAS 248 Aquatic Chemistry
  • NAS 300 Science Methods
  • NAS 331 Evolutionary Biology
  • NAS 352 Global Climate Change

Math and Technology Courses (9 credit hours)

  • CSC 206 Data Management
  • MAT 201 Calculus I
  • MAT 223 Statistics

Marine Science Courses (12 credit hours)

  • NAS 203 Marine Biology
  • NAS 245 Oceanography
  • NAS 248 Aquatic Chemistry
  • NAS 355 Coastal Processes

Coastal Field Research (10 required credit hours)

  • NAS 225 Science Communication
  • NAS 300 Science Methods or NAS 310 Field Methods
  • NAS 401 Marine Molecular Field Research
    • or NAS 405 Biodiversity and Conservation
    • or NAS 440 Field Research Capstone
 

Courses Offered

NAS 104 Life Science
NAS 105 Earth Science
NAS 107 Environmental Science
NAS 109 Environmental Factors in the Rise and Fall of Human Civilizations
NAS 111 Introduction to Biological Science
NAS 151 Environmental Chemistry
NAS 203 Marine Biology
NAS 205 Physical Anthropology
NAS 211 Introduction to Biological Science II
NAS 214 Principles of Ecology
NAS 221 Introduction to Human Nutrition
NAS 225 Science Communication
NAS 240 340 Selected Topics
NAS 243 Physical Geography
NAS 245 Oceanography
NAS 272 Natural Science Peer-Tutoring
NAS 310 Field Methods
NAS 352 Global Climate Change
NAS 401 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
NAS 405 Biodiversity and Conservation
NAS 391, 392, 491, 492 Independent Study
NAS 477, 478, 479 Research Assistant
NAS 481, 482, 483 Science Internship