BSES 4-Year Program Examples (PDF)
Students should select
one of the concentration areas listed below:
and Water Resources
Control Technologies and Remediation
* Available for
students declaring the BSES as a major but undecided as to what specific area
they will pursue: cannot be used to graduate.
These concentration areas are intended to provide a more detailed description
of the student’s area of expertise within the environmental sciences. The key
to the concentrations are the courses that are used to fulfill this portion of
the degree requirement.
Concentrations in the
BSES should be designed with the central purpose being problem-solving in the
environmental realm. Through a set of courses, students will: 1) integrate
knowledge from the basic sciences, statistics, and mathematics; 2) formulate a
set of tools appropriate for solving environmental problems; and 3) apply these
tools to solving environmental problems.
the links to individual areas (above). For each concentration, a number
of questions are posed that might help define an area of interest. These
questions are followed by a list of courses that may be used in some
combination to tackle the question posed. In planning your concentration you
need to remember to include a combination of disciplines (e.g. biology,
chemistry, geography) as well as selecting courses that provide an education in
both theoretical and practical/applied aspects (tools).
Image: Mikki Osterloo "The growing
season water balance for a watershed located in southwestern Montana",
2002. [Advisors: Sally Letsinger, Indiana Geological Survey and Greg
Olyphant, Geological Sciences]