Environmental Science student taking notes on the condition of lake water

Studying Environmental Science at Regis

The environmental science program at Regis emphasizes the natural sciences in understanding the environment and environmental issues. This degree program is recommended for students considering careers or further education in wildlife management, environmental health, science secondary education, environmental biology, environmental engineering, or forestry.
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B.S. in Environmental Science

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences in understanding the environment and environmental issues. This degree program is recommended for students considering careers or further education in wildlife management, environmental health, science secondary education, environmental biology, environmental engineering, or forestry.  Students pursuing this degree are required to complete a companion major or minor in one of the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, or Secondary Education.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Environmental Science. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (15 credit hours)
BL 260 Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular (3 ch)
BL 261 Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (3 ch)
BL 262 Principles of Biology: Organismic (3 ch)
BL 263 Organismic Biology Laboratory (3 ch)
CH 210 Principles of Chemistry I (4 ch)
CH 211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
CH 230 Principles of Chemistry II (4 ch)
CH 231 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
ENVS 250 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 ch)
ENVS 251 Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 ch)
GE 208 Introduction to Geology (3 ch)
GE 209 Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1 ch)
MT 272/MT 272C Statistics for the Life Sciences (3 ch)
It is recommended that Environmental Science students take SO200/SO 200C as an elective or to fulfill the Social Science Core Requirement for Regis college.
Upper Division Requirements  (19 credit hours)
ENVS 402 Principles of Ecology (3 ch)
ENVS 403 Ecology Laboratory (3 ch)
ENVS 450 Environmental Impact Assessment (3 ch)
ENVS 474 Geographic Information Science (3 ch)
ENVS 495A Portfolio Development I (3 ch)
ENVS 495B Portfolio Development II (3 ch)
Environmental Studies Elective Requirement 9 credit hours
Students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours of additional 400-level ENVS courses in consultation with their academic advisor. ENVS 498E-W is also recommended.
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 49 credit hours

How to Apply

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