Students planning on Minoring in Environmental Science should major in either Biology or Chemistry and develop a course selection carefully designed to assist in meeting career goals. Because Environmental Science is an applied field, students are strongly encouraged to include in their programs an internship or practicum at one of the institutions with which Maryville College maintains a research arrangement.
Students are also encouraged to examine the very differently focused Major in Environmental Studies, a major based in the social sciences and serving a variety of careers related to environmental policy and management.
All students pursuing this minor are also strongly encouraged to seek a relevant summer internship (significant practical experience their sophomore or junior summer) as well as conduct a Senior Study involving some aspect of ecology, biology, wildlife, fisheries, environmental science or earth sciences (geology, hydrology, soil science).
The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are waived by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. List of Core Courses:
|Approved Existing Classes for New Core
(Other Courses to be added)
|First Year Seminar||FYS110|
|Composition & Speech||ENG110 & ENG120|
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought||BIB130 or BIB140|
|Literary Studies||LIT270 or LIT290|
|Historical Reasoning||WCV180 or WCV190|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society||PSY101, SOC101, PLS211, ECN221, ECN201|
|Culture and Intercultural Dynamics||WRC370|
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science and 1 physical science. One of the 2 must include a lab]
|SCI150, SCI350, BIO113, BIO115, BIO217, CHM111, CHM121, PHY101, PHY201|
|Mathematical Reasoning||STA120, CSC111, MTH125|
|Second Language||Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)|
|Creative Arts||FNA140, ART102, ART121, THT101, THT204,
3 HRS in any one of:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, ART124, ART125, ART126
|Ethical Citizenship in the World||ETH490|
|U.S. Pluralism||Designated Courses TBD|