Mission

The mission of the Environmental Sciences program at NDU is to provide high quality education through rigorous interdisciplinary approach. The program emphasizes the study of interactions between environmental processes and human behavior, in addition to environmental problem solving.

Total Credits
92
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

  1. 1.Provide students with theoretical knowledge about basic sciences including biology, chemistry, physics and statistics; as well as environmental sciences various topics including pollution, health, resources conservation and management, regulations and risk assessment;
  2. 2.Assist students in developing analytical skills including analysis of environmental problems, data collection and analysis and modeling of human environment systems knowledge;
  3. 3.Offers a multidisciplinary learning environment promoting high-level cognitive thinking skills including critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and integrative thinking;
  4. 4.Strengthen integrity, responsibility, compassion and service.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.Show clear understanding of the relationships between environmental processes and human behavior; as well as local, regional and global perspectives of environmental problems and their solutions;
  2. 2.Demonstrate the understanding of key concepts about the environment through creative interdisciplinary approach;
  3. 3.Prove strong analytical ability with an understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge; as well as communication and leadership skills;
  4. 4.Design environmental assessment studies, plan for environmental policies and strategies and implement natural resources management plans;
  5. 5.Respect and care for the environment by cultivating high moral and ethical standards and by playing an active role in their community.

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (16cr.)
ENS 201 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 cr.
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry (LAC) 3 cr.
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
ARB LAC 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
GEO 201 Physical Geology 3 cr.
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (LAC) 3 cr.
BIO 212 General Biology II 4 cr.
ENL 223 / 230 LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (14cr.)
ENS 303 Ecology 3 cr.
ENS 321 Soil Pollution 3 cr.
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 272 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (16cr.)
ENS 322 Water Pollution 3 cr.
GEO 311 Hydrogeology 3 cr.
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.
STA 203 Biostatistics 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
CSC 318 Geographical Information Systems 3 cr.
ENS 323 Air Pollution 3 cr.
ENS 430 Solid Waste Management 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
ENS 450 Environmental Impact Assessments 3 cr.
Free elective in Environmental Science 3 cr.
ENS 490 Seminar or Senior Project 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total 92 Credits
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