ENG 420 English Capstone: Internship
3 credits, Fall and Spring
Acts as the capstone course for the major. Students demonstrate their status as self-improving and self-assessing learners by defining, acquiring, completing, and evaluating an internship experience and by integrating this experience into an evaluation of their preparedness for graduation, for the beginning of their careers, and for an active life of learning beyond the classroom.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C-" or better in ENG 331 and senior status
School of the Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Dean and Chair: Meredith Durmowicz, Ph.D.
Environmental Science Program Description
The Environmental Science Program is designed to prepare students to address the integral relationship between humankind and the environment. There is a growing recognition of the impact of humans on organisms, landforms, the atmosphere, and ecosystems. This program will engage students in a study of the principles, methodologies, and practices of the life, physical, and mathematical sciences as they relate to the environment. The foundational concepts of human systems, such as businesses, governments, and communities, and their impact on the environment will also be studied. An emphasis on experiential and lifelong learning will also prepare graduates to meet the needs of today’s society.
Environmental Science Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, graduates will be able to
Environmental Science Program Policies
Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major, and the lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all major and secondary science and math required courses. Please see the specific program requirements for a listing of the required courses.
No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to take a science or math course unless a grade of “C” or better is earned in all prerequisite courses. A student may not earn a grade of “C-” or lower in any science or math course more than three times during the program. If a fourth grade of “C-” or lower is earned in any science or math course, the student will be automatically dismissed from the biology major.
Probation: The student who earns any combination of two grades of “C-” or lower in a science or math course will be notified, in writing, by the department chair that he or she is on probation in the School of the Sciences. The student’s progress will be monitored closely and continuance in the major will be reviewed by the department chair and/or the Dean of the School of the Sciences.
Final Probation: The student who earns any combination of three grades of “C-” or lower in a science or math course will be notified, in writing, by the department chair that he or she is on final probation. The student’s progress will be monitored closely and continuance in the major will be reviewed by the department chair and/or the Dean of the School of the Sciences.
Dismissal: If a fourth grade of “C-” or lower in any science or math course is earned, the student will automatically be dismissed from the major.
Environmental Science Program Requirements
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
Senior Capstone Experience (Select ONE of the six):
ENV 450, 460 or 460H Senior Research Capstone (see BIO450, 460 or 460H for description)
ENV 455, 465 or 465H Senior Internship Capstone (see BIO 455, 465, or 465H for description)
++ Students selecting one of the 9 credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level Group 2 elective.
Electives (Students may choose to take up to two biology and/or chemistry courses to fulfill ENV electives):
Group 1 (Select THREE):
Group 2 (Select THREE):
Group 3: Any ENV elective
Group 4: Any ENV elective
Select ONE of the following two-course sequences:
~Course under development
Environmental Science Other Options
Biology Department Honors Requirements:
Eligible students majoring in environmental science may elect to pursue honors within the biology department. The intention to pursue biology department honors must be declared no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year. To declare the intent to pursue departmental honors, a student must have earned a science GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Students graduating with biology department honors will have this distinction noted on their official university transcript. In order to graduate with departmental honors, the following requirements must be met:
A minor is not available in environmental science at this time.
Environmental Science Course Descriptions