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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
University of Houston
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Environmental Sciences, B.S.


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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  > Environmental Sciences, B.S.

The general requirements, including university core curriculum and college requirements, shall apply. In addition to the general requirements, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences must complete the following:

Degree Requirements


Mathematics Requirements (15 hours):


Physics Requirements (8 hours):


At Least 39 Hours from One of the Following Options A or B:


Option A Environmental Geosciences:


Requirements (6 hours)

Group 1 Electives (student must complete 15 hours selected from the following)

Group 2 Electives (student must complete an additional 18 hours of approved electives, see advisor for list)

Option B Atmospheric Science:


Requirements (6 hours)

Group 1 Electives (student must complete 15 hours selected from the following)

Group 2 Electives (student must complete an additional 18 hours of approved electives, see advisor for list)

Other Core requirements, excluding capstone (30 hours):


Electives, including course(s) required for capstone (4 hours):


Total (minimum number of hours): 120


Geosciences courses are commonly offered on a one or two year cycle. Therefore it is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with course scheduling and the prerequisites for courses and to consult with the undergraduate advisor regularly.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of a minimum of 120 hours, at least 36 of which are to be advanced hours. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all courses attempted at the university. In addition, students must earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in all courses in the major attempted at the university. Students must have no more than 6 semester hours with grades below C- in all courses attempted in the major, which includes all the GEOL courses and Group 1 and Group 2 Electives. Any student exceeding that limit must retake sufficient courses and obtain acceptable grades so that they do not exceed the two-course limit. 

Capstone Requirement


All students in NSM must complete the Capstone requirement. Students may satisfy the Capstone in a number of ways, e.g. by completing an approved minor, a double major, a senior research project, a senior honors thesis, or 6 hours of NSM-designated interdisciplinary capstone courses (e.g. GEOL 3355 -GEOL 3360 ).

Departmental Requirements


No GEOL course with a grade below C- can be used as a prerequisite for a more advanced GEOL course.

Students with more than 6 hours in GEOL courses with grades below C- are not allowed to enroll in subsequent GEOL courses without written permission from the undergraduate advisor.

Note that all undergraduate majors should meet with the Faculty Advisor prior to registration each semester.

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