Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES | Department of Sciences | Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science | NDU

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The mission of the Environmental Science program at Notre Dame University-Louaize is to provide high quality education through a rigorous interdisciplinary approach. The program emphasizes the study of interactions between environmental processes and human behavior in addition to environmental problem solving.

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.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Select two courses from the following options: Environmental science courses, GEO 311, GIS 311, CHM 415, or CHM 416.

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (16cr.)
ENS 201 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 cr.
ENS 202 The Environment and Sustainable Development 3 cr.
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry 3 cr.
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (14cr.)
GEO 201 Physical Geology 3 cr.
CHM 213 Basic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
BIO 212 General Biology II 4 cr.
ENS 205 Environment, Society and Ethics 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)

3 cr.

3 cr.
CSC 318 Geographic Information Systems 3 cr.
STA 203 Biostatistics 3 cr.

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (18cr.)
ENS 325 Environmental Science Laboratory 2 cr.

3 cr.
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.

Major Elective 3 cr.

3 cr.
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
ENS 450 Environmental Impact Assessment 3 cr.

3 cr.

Major Elective 3 cr.

Elective 3 cr.

Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (14cr.)
ENS 490 Senior Project 3 cr.
ENS 491/471 Internships in Environmental Science/Field and Laboratory Work  2 cr.

3 cr.

Elective 3 cr.

Elective 3 cr.


Total 92 Credits
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