Environmental Science, B.S./M.E.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 145-147


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A405/F405

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

B.S. PORTION OF THE PROGRAM  ACCREDITED BY THE ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF ABET, https://www.abet.org

In order to progress in your curriculum in the Gallogly College of Engineering, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

Undergraduate Major Requirements

Required Courses
CEES 1000CEES Seminar (minimum of four semesters required)0
CEES 1112Introduction to Civil Engineering and Environmental Science2
CEES 2213CADD Fundamentals3
CEES 2313Water Quality Fundamentals3
CEES 2323Environmental Transport and Fate Process3
CEES 4114Aquatic Chemistry4
CEES 4253Statistics and Probability3
CEES 4263Hazardous and Solid Waste Management3
CEES 4324Environmental Biology and Ecology4
CEES 4843Hydrology3
or CEES 5843 Hydrology
CEES 4911Introduction to ES Capstone1
CEES 4913Environmental Science Capstone3
CEES 4943Air Quality Management3
Professional Electives
Choose any two 3000-level or higher course in CEES (one three-hour professional elective can be taken outside CEES with advisor approval)6
Total Credit Hours41

Major Support Requirements

Math and Science
Choose one of the following:4
Introductory Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Diversity
General Botany
Choose one of the following:3
Principles of Ecology
Principles of Plant Ecology
CHEM 1415General Chemistry (Continued)5
or CHEM 1435 General Chemistry II: Signature Course
CHEM 3053Organic Chemistry I: Biological Emphasis3
CHEM 3153Organic Chemistry II: Biological Emphasis3
MATH 2423Calculus and Analytic Geometry II3
MBIO 2815Introduction to Microbiology5
PHYS 2524General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors4
or PHYS 2424 General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors
Track Electives
Choose three courses (See Student Handbook for the list of Track electives)9
Additional College Requirements
ENGR 1410Freshman Engineering Orientation 10
ENGR 2002Professional Development2
Total Credit Hours41

Graduate Requirements

 Accelerated students may dual count six hours of graduate-level electives as approved by their advisor. 

Thesis Option

Required Courses
Choose a minimum of 24 elective hours 124
Thesis
CEES 5980Research for Master's Thesis5-6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

The Non-Thesis degree is a coursework-only degree; a Non-Thesis examination is not required.

Choose a minimum of 32 elective hours 132
Total Credit Hours32

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded P/NP will not apply.

A grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Mathematics
MATH 1823Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Core I) 1, 23
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
PHYS 2514General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 24
or PHYS 2414 General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors
CHEM 1315General Chemistry (Core II-Lab) 25
or CHEM 1335 General Chemistry I: Signature Course
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course 33
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose one course 33
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
HSTM 3333Technology and Society in World History (or approved substitute Core IV-Western Culture) 33
World Culture
ANTH 4623Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems (or approved substitute Core IV-World Culture) 33
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course 33
Total Credit Hours39-49

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including a minimum of 40 upper-division hours.

In order to progress in your curriculum in the Gallogly College of Engineering, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

Admission to the accelerated program is by application and requires a minimum GPA of 3.20. Students may enter the accelerated program based on the undergraduate degree pattern offered in the year they first enrolled in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or later. Students are eligible for graduate status upon graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

Two college-level courses in a single world language are required; this may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single world language in high school. Students who must take a language at the University will have an additional 6-10 hours of coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II-Lab) 1 5
MATH 1823 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Core I) 2 3
CEES 1112 Introduction to Civil Engineering and Environmental Science 2
ENGR 1410 Freshman Engineering Orientation 3 0
Approved Elective: First-Year Experience (Core V) 5 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIOL 1134
Introductory Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Diversity (Core II-Lab)
or General Botany
4
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) (Core II-Lab) 1 5
MATH 2423 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
First Semester
CHEM 3053 Organic Chemistry I: Biological Emphasis 3
PHYS 2514
General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II)
or General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors
4
CEES 2313 Water Quality Fundamentals 3
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
CEES 2213 CADD Fundamentals 3
BIOL 3403
Principles of Ecology
or Principles of Plant Ecology
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHEM 3153 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Emphasis 3
MBIO 2815 Introduction to Microbiology (Core II-Lab) 5
CEES 2323 Environmental Transport and Fate Process 3
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
ENGR 2002 Professional Development 2
HIST 1483
United States to 1865
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
CEES 4263 Hazardous and Solid Waste Management 3
PHYS 2524
General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors
or General Physics for Life Science Oriented Majors
4
CEES Track Elective 7 3
CEES Track Elective 7 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ANTH 4623 Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems (or approved substitute) (Core IV, World Culture) 3
Approved Elective: Artistic Forms (Core IV) 5 3
CEES 4843/5843 Hydrology 3
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
CEES 4253 Statistics and Probability 3
CEES 4943 Air Quality Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
HSTM 3333 Technology and Society in World History (or approved substitute) (Core IV, West. Culture) 3
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
CEES 4911 Introduction to ES Capstone 1
CEES 4114 Aquatic Chemistry 4
CEES 4324 Environmental Biology and Ecology 4
CEES Professional Elective 6 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CEES 1000 CEES Seminar 4 0
CEES 4913 Environmental Science Capstone 3
CEES Track Elective 7 3
CEES Professional Elective 6 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Approved Elective: Social Science (Core III) 5 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year
First Semester
CEES Graduate-level Elective 3
CEES Graduate-level Elective 3
CEES Graduate-level Elective 3
CEES Graduate-level Elective 2-3
 Credit Hours11-12
Second Semester
Choose one of the following: 1-3
Technical Communications  
Graduate-level Elective
 
Choose one of the following: 8 5-6
Research for Master's Thesis  
Graduate-level Elective
 
CEES Graduate-level Elective 3
CEES Graduate-level Elective 3
 Credit Hours12-15
 Total Credit Hours145-147

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list.

Students must choose a specialization in either Environmental Science or Environmental Management.