Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Science degree.9
Major Requirements
ENSS 140PIntroduction to Environmental Studies and Science1
Choose one of the following:1
Environmental Law & Policy
Foundations of Economics I
Choose one of the following:1
Environmental Ethics
Nature, the Sacred, and Ethics
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
ENSS 301Geographic Information Systems and Science1
Collateral Requirements
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 111PBeyond Fossil Fuels: Alternative Energy Choices1
or CHEM 141P General Chemistry I
PHYS 113PEnergy for a Sustainable Future1
or PHYS 121P College Physics I
Three additional units from the set of elective options within one of the following natural science specialty tracks (some of these courses may have prerequisites). In addition to the courses listed in each track, 1 unit may come from ENSS 395, ENSS 397, or ENSS 398 with the approval of the department chair.3
Natural Resource Conservation
*Students in this concentration will also need to take BIOL 142P as a prerequisite for most of these courses. ENSS 140P will serve as a substitute for BIOL 141P for any course in this list that has BIOL 141P as a prerequisite.
Flora of Florida
Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Biology
Conservation Biology
Plant Ecology
Environmental Chemistry
*Students in this concentration need to take CHEM 141P as their Collateral Requirement Chemistry option.
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Geospatial Analysis
Weather and Climate
Climate Adaptation and Planning
Landscape Ecology
Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation
Conservation Biology
ENSS 497Research Proposal.5
ENSS 498Senior Research Project1
ENSS 499Senior Seminar0.5
General Electives10
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.