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Environmental Science Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (54 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 1030   General Biology I 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of the biosphere. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended. 
      BIO 1040   General Biology II 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to evolutionary theory, biosystematics, plant structure and function, animal behavior, and ecological concepts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended; BIO 1030 recommended but not required. 
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1120   General Chemistry II 4 cr.  Principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium systems, proton transfer, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory projects related to each major subject area. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or equivalent; MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      ENV 3210   Limnology: The Study of Lakes 3 cr.  A study of the influences of physical, chemical, and biological factors on the structure and function of inland lakes and ecosystems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: 6 cr. in Biology 
      ENV 3320   Environmental Analysis 4 cr.  Application of spectrophotometric and field-kit methods in the elucidation of quantitative and qualitative data from soil, water, algae, invertebrates, plants, and fish collections. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent 
      ENV 4710   Environmental Pollutions 4 cr.  Research investigations focused on a variety of pollution topics, e.g., mercury or metal concentration analysis of soil, water, invertebrates, fish, and plants; E coli colony studies of the nearby lakes and ponds; development of environmentally-friendly biocides; acid rain/air pollutants. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1040, CHM 1120. 
      ENV 4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Preparation and presentation of a research paper. All seniors in the College of Science and Mathematics must complete this course with a grade of C (2.0) or better as a graduation requirement; to be taken within the last 6-8 hours of the major. 
      ESS 3260   Meteorology 4 cr.  Introduction to the fundamentals of weather and climate: understanding of the various atmospheric phenomena that interact to produce daily weather occurrences and global climate patterns; meteorological phenomena, and issues involving hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ozone depletion, potential global warming, and growing environmental concerns. Laboratory exercises directed to extracting and analyzing data from the Madonna weather station and also performing lab exercises related to the above topics. 
      PHY 2530/2630 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
         PHY 2630   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Motion and Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rigid-body mechanics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, and thermal physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 2510. 
      PHY 2540/2640 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
         PHY 2640   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, and the essence of modern physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory three hours weekly. Prerequisites: MTH 2510 and PHY 2630. 
      Major electives (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and, BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2430. 
         BIO 3170   Parasitology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Study focuses upon the morphology, classification, and clinical diagnosis of major human parasites. Laboratory emphasizes the identification of parasitic adult and larval forms as observed in clinical specimens. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
         CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
         ENV 2930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         ENV 3930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         NFS 3310   Environmental Food & Nutrition (ENV/NFS*) 2 cr.  Study of issues related to sustainable agriculture, local food supply, organic farming, and other issues related to nutritional health and the environment. Hands-on experience working with organic farming. 
         ENV 4700   Environmental Investigation 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Independent research, directed reading, or special problems under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: recommendation of major advisor and problem director. 
         ESS 2160   Earth Science 4 cr.  Encompasses the rocky surface of our planet as related to the earth’s mineral and energy resources, oceans, climate, interaction with the sun, history as a member of the solar system, and fate in the hands of humanity. Includes laboratory. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
         NFS 2760   Food Service Sanitation (HMG/NFS*) 2 cr.  Control of food borne illness in the food service industry. Specifics of Food Service Sanitation Law and the inspection report form. Most common violations and means for training and motivating employees. 
         OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
         WRT 2440   Technical Writing 3 cr.  Theory and application of technical writing principles. Topics include an introduction to the technical communication environment, ethical and legal considerations, the basics of writing and analyzing technical documents, collaborative writing, and design principles for documents and Web sites. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 or equivalent. 
Environmental Science Minor for Biology majors    
   Minor Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      ENV 3210   Limnology: The Study of Lakes 3 cr.  A study of the influences of physical, chemical, and biological factors on the structure and function of inland lakes and ecosystems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: 6 cr. in Biology 
      ENV 3320   Environmental Analysis 4 cr.  Application of spectrophotometric and field-kit methods in the elucidation of quantitative and qualitative data from soil, water, algae, invertebrates, plants, and fish collections. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent 
      ENV 4710   Environmental Pollutions 4 cr.  Research investigations focused on a variety of pollution topics, e.g., mercury or metal concentration analysis of soil, water, invertebrates, fish, and plants; E coli colony studies of the nearby lakes and ponds; development of environmentally-friendly biocides; acid rain/air pollutants. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1040, CHM 1120. 
      ESS 3260   Meteorology 4 cr.  Introduction to the fundamentals of weather and climate: understanding of the various atmospheric phenomena that interact to produce daily weather occurrences and global climate patterns; meteorological phenomena, and issues involving hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ozone depletion, potential global warming, and growing environmental concerns. Laboratory exercises directed to extracting and analyzing data from the Madonna weather station and also performing lab exercises related to the above topics. 
      Minor electives (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and, BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2430. 
         BIO 3170   Parasitology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Study focuses upon the morphology, classification, and clinical diagnosis of major human parasites. Laboratory emphasizes the identification of parasitic adult and larval forms as observed in clinical specimens. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
         CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
         ENV 2930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         ENV 3930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         NFS 3310   Environmental Food & Nutrition (ENV/NFS*) 2 cr.  Study of issues related to sustainable agriculture, local food supply, organic farming, and other issues related to nutritional health and the environment. Hands-on experience working with organic farming. 
         ENV 4700   Environmental Investigation 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Independent research, directed reading, or special problems under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: recommendation of major advisor and problem director. 
         ESS 2160   Earth Science 4 cr.  Encompasses the rocky surface of our planet as related to the earth’s mineral and energy resources, oceans, climate, interaction with the sun, history as a member of the solar system, and fate in the hands of humanity. Includes laboratory. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
         NFS 2760   Food Service Sanitation (HMG/NFS*) 2 cr.  Control of food borne illness in the food service industry. Specifics of Food Service Sanitation Law and the inspection report form. Most common violations and means for training and motivating employees. 
         OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
         WRT 2440   Technical Writing 3 cr.  Theory and application of technical writing principles. Topics include an introduction to the technical communication environment, ethical and legal considerations, the basics of writing and analyzing technical documents, collaborative writing, and design principles for documents and Web sites. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 or equivalent. 
Environmental Science Minor for Chemistry majors    
   Minor Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 1030   General Biology I 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of the biosphere. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended. 
      BIO 1040   General Biology II 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to evolutionary theory, biosystematics, plant structure and function, animal behavior, and ecological concepts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended; BIO 1030 recommended but not required. 
      ENV 3210   Limnology: The Study of Lakes 3 cr.  A study of the influences of physical, chemical, and biological factors on the structure and function of inland lakes and ecosystems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: 6 cr. in Biology 
      ENV 3320   Environmental Analysis 4 cr.  Application of spectrophotometric and field-kit methods in the elucidation of quantitative and qualitative data from soil, water, algae, invertebrates, plants, and fish collections. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent 
      ENV 4710   Environmental Pollutions 4 cr.  Research investigations focused on a variety of pollution topics, e.g., mercury or metal concentration analysis of soil, water, invertebrates, fish, and plants; E coli colony studies of the nearby lakes and ponds; development of environmentally-friendly biocides; acid rain/air pollutants. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1040, CHM 1120. 
      ESS 3260   Meteorology 4 cr.  Introduction to the fundamentals of weather and climate: understanding of the various atmospheric phenomena that interact to produce daily weather occurrences and global climate patterns; meteorological phenomena, and issues involving hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ozone depletion, potential global warming, and growing environmental concerns. Laboratory exercises directed to extracting and analyzing data from the Madonna weather station and also performing lab exercises related to the above topics. 
      Minor electives (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and, BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2430. 
         BIO 3170   Parasitology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Study focuses upon the morphology, classification, and clinical diagnosis of major human parasites. Laboratory emphasizes the identification of parasitic adult and larval forms as observed in clinical specimens. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
         CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
         ENV 2930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         ENV 3930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         NFS 3310   Environmental Food & Nutrition (ENV/NFS*) 2 cr.  Study of issues related to sustainable agriculture, local food supply, organic farming, and other issues related to nutritional health and the environment. Hands-on experience working with organic farming. 
         ENV 4700   Environmental Investigation 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Independent research, directed reading, or special problems under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: recommendation of major advisor and problem director. 
         ESS 2160   Earth Science 4 cr.  Encompasses the rocky surface of our planet as related to the earth’s mineral and energy resources, oceans, climate, interaction with the sun, history as a member of the solar system, and fate in the hands of humanity. Includes laboratory. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
         NFS 2760   Food Service Sanitation (HMG/NFS*) 2 cr.  Control of food borne illness in the food service industry. Specifics of Food Service Sanitation Law and the inspection report form. Most common violations and means for training and motivating employees. 
         OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
         WRT 2440   Technical Writing 3 cr.  Theory and application of technical writing principles. Topics include an introduction to the technical communication environment, ethical and legal considerations, the basics of writing and analyzing technical documents, collaborative writing, and design principles for documents and Web sites. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 or equivalent. 
Environmental Science Minor for Chemistry majors - Support    
   Support Course (4 cr. to be chosen)    
      MTH 2350   Probability & Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal distribution; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two-sample problems. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
Environmental Science Major - Recommended Support: Bach Sci    
   Recommended Support    
      RST 3100   Franciscan Values, Social Justice, and Service 3 cr.  Study of the life and legacy of Francis of Assisi as a prism for exploring social justice issues and the key Franciscan values not only essential to the Catholic perspective on the world and human existence, but also relevant to the perspectives of other religious traditions of the world. Analysis of the implications for addressing ecological responsibility and the call to justice, peace, and respect for all persons. 
      RST 4090   Environmental Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  A study of moral/ethical dilemmas of equitable and responsible stewardship over creation. Judeo-Christian/Franciscan, non-western perspectives of contemporary issues of war and peace, abundance and want, stewardship and domination, excess and poverty, etc., are explored. 
Environmental Science Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      MTH 1210/2510 Option (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
         MTH 2510   Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.  Topics include a study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 1210 or departmental approval. Computer Science majors must complete this course with a grade of C (2.0) or better within the first 20 semester hours of their major. 
      MTH 2350   Probability & Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal distribution; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two-sample problems. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
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