Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science, B.S.


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Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Environmental Science must complete a minimum of 120 credits, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Environmental Science majors may not select the Building a Better World: Sustainability, Science and Technology constellation.

Required Major Courses:


An overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 is needed for the required major courses.

Major Electives


Elective Courses


Students may choose any 8-11 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year (29 credits)


Sophomore Year (30 credits)


Junior Year (29-32 credits)


  • 4 credit hours
  • 4 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives-Social and Behavioral Science course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Science elective course 3-4 credit hours
  • Major elective course 3 credit hours
  • Major elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3-4 credit hours
  • Major elective course 3 credit hours

Senior Year (29-32 credits)


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