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Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of environmental systems from a scientific perspective. Drawing principally from the areas of oceanography, geology, and meteorology, the Environmental Science program will prepare students in the broader area of geosciences and is an attractive option for students seeking a broader interdisciplinary major with the rigor of mathematics and the physical sciences at its core.

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FSU offers both the BS and BA degrees in Environmental Science. The BA degree differs from the BS degree in the lower-level mathematics requirements and a greater emphasis on policy. The goals of these programs are to prepare exceptionally well-qualified graduates prepared to work in the interdisciplinary earth sciences, whether in government agencies, NGOs, or the private sector. They also provide a strong basis for graduate study in environmental and interdisciplinary earth sciences.

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Environmental Science
(major code 116131)

For students seeking a broad interdisciplinary major with the rigor of mathematics and the physical sciences at its core

Program Guide (PDF)

*BS Coursemap
(found in the Academic Program Guide)

Environmental Science & Policy
(major code 116130)
For students seeking a broad interdisciplinary major with a stronger emphasis in the humanities and lower-level math requirements

Program Guide (PDF)

*BA Coursemap
(found in the Academic Program Guide)

Environmental Science / FSU Teach A double major for students seeking broad interdisciplinary environmental science knowledge and the skills needed to be an effective science teacher

Program Guide (PDF)

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 *Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system to ensure that students are on course to earn their degrees in a timely fashion. As of summer/fall 2007, all students will be mapped, or tracked, in their respective major.

 
The “sample schedule” on the left hand column of your undergraduate academic map is a recommended schedule and is not required. However, during your academic career, you will also have to take “milestone” courses. These milestones will also be listed on your academic map in the right hand column. You must successfully complete these milestone courses by the end of the tern listed.

 

If you would like to continue your Environmental Science studies at the graduate level, EOAS offers the following programs:

Aquatic Environmental Science
(Master’s)

 
A non-thesis track program designed to serve working professionals and undergraduate science majors. The program culminates in a capstone project
 
More information & instructions on how to apply
Professional Science Master’s -
Aquatic Environmental Science
For students looking for a more MBA-like program. This degree is a non-thesis terminal MS degree with a capstone course that will focus on a project or internship More information & instructions on how to apply

 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an overall 19% increase in geoscience-related occupations between 2006 and 2016, which is 9% faster than the growth rate for all U.S. occupations.

Environmental Science Courses

Mr. Tim McGann (tmcgann@fsu.edu) is the primary contact for students interested in the Environmental Science undergraduate degree program.

Ms. Vinette Burns (vburns@fsu.edu) is the primary contact for students interested in the Environmental Science & Policy degree program, and the departmental contact and liaison with the dean’s office for major change requests. Ms. Burns will sign off on all major change requests on behalf of the new major.

Want more information about environmental careers at FSU? Check out our Environmental Experience site!

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Environmental Science Minor

For students looking for a minor in Environmental Science or Environmental Science and Policy, the requirements are listed below.

Environmental Science

A minimum of fifteen semester hours of Environmental Science courses approved for major credit as follows: two of the following: MET 1010 (or MET 2700), GLY 2010C or OCE 4008, AND any three courses from the Environmental Sciences Elective, see http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/environmental_science_BS.html.

Environmental Science & Policy

A minimum of fifteen semester hours which must include two of the following: MET 1010 (or MET 2700), GLY 2010C or OCE 4008, AND any two courses from the Environmental Science and Policy electives AND one class from the Required Policy Courses list, see http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/environmental_science_BA.html.