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majors_minors: Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Emerging Environmental Challenges

Title

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Emerging Environmental Challenges

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code

 

Advisor's Name

John Graveel

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-8060

Advisor's Email

jgraveel@purdue.edu

Information

Students who have a clear concept of the environmental topics they wish to study, but who are unable to find a good fit with the other four defined Natural Resources and Environmerntal Science concentrations will be able to construct their own area of expertise through the Emerging Environmental Challenges student-initiated concentration. Students will choose 20 credits of classes that are 30000-level or above in an environmentally related subject. The courses should not be selected in a single department and should be interdisciplinary. Graduates with this concentration will find employment in environmentally-related fields depending upon the subject matter of the student's chosen classes.

Credit Hours

131

Description

Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 12200 (Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Science Academic Programs)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) NRES 29000 (Introduction to Environmental Science)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
 
Second Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) NRES 25500 (Soil Science)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Economics selective
Total Credits: 17
 
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 33000 (Weather and Climate) or (3) NRES 23000 (Survey of Meteorology)
(1) NRES 20000 (Introduction to Environmental Careers)
(3) NRES 28000 (Hazardous Waste Handling)
(3) POL 22300 (Introduction to Environmental Policy)
(2) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(6) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selectives
(9) Concentration selectives*
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 18
 
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 40600 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)
(3) FNR 21000 (Natural Resource Information Management)
(3) Concentration selective*
(3) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selective
(3) Concentration selective*
(3) Social science selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 15
 
Eighth Semester
(6) Concentration selectives*
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

* Concentration selectives must be approved by the Natural Resources and Environmental Science advisor; all selectives must be 30000+ level; as a group, the selectives must pursue an environmentally-related subject; the selectives should not originate from a single department to maintain the interdisciplinary nature of the major.

Department

NRES

ParentMajor

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

DegreeType

Concentration

Archived

No

Attachments

Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/26/2012 3:46 PM by Goecker, Allan D