Environmental Science: Natural Resources, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 124

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
AGCM 3203Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 13
or SPCH 2713 Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ENVR 1113Elements of Environmental Science3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
CHEM 3015
Additional Requirements
If CHEM 1414 is taken, then must have both CHEM 3015 and BIOC 2344
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
or BIOL 1604 Animal Biology
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN)4
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN)5
or CHEM 1225 Chemical Principles II (LN)
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
Select one of the following:4
College Physics II (LN)
Calculus I (A)
Physical Geology (LN)
Select one of the following:5
Precalculus (A)
College Algebra (A)
and Preparation for Calculus (A)
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communication
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Technical Writing 2
Hours Subtotal40
Major Requirements
Core Courses
AGEC 3503Natural Resource Economics3
BIOL 3034General Ecology4
ENVR 3113Sampling and Analyses for Solving Environmental Problems3
ENVR 4811Professional and Capstone Planning1
ENVR 4813Environmental Science Applications and Problem Solving3
Select one of the following:3
Natural Resource Administration and Policy
Environmental Impact Analysis
Environmental Law And Policy
NREM 4443Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality3
ENVR 4893Environmental Soil Chemistry3
or BIOL 4303 Organismal Ecotoxicology
Additional Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Soil Science
Animal Waste Management
Soil, Water, and Weather
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Related Courses
Select 15 hours of the following:15
Agricultural Law
Environmental Economics and Resource Development
Cultural Anthropology (IS)
Oral Communication
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
Economics of the Environment
Insects and Society (N)
Insects in Global Public Health (N)
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Ecological Methodology
Aquatic Entomology
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Animal Waste Management
Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration (LN)
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Geology (N)
Planning and Design for Sustainable Landscapes
Land Use and City Planning
Introduction to Microbiology
Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Microbes: Friends or Foes (N)
Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Wetland Ecology and Management
Environment and Society (N)
Plants and People (N)
Field Botany
College Physics II (LN)
University Physics II (LN)
Public Policy
Introductory Sociology (S)
Environmental Sociology (S)
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification
Soil Nutrient Management
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Microbiology
Soil, Water, and Weather
Hours Subtotal44
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours124

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.