Studying Environmental Science at Regis
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences in understanding the environment and environmental issues. This degree program is recommended for students considering careers or further education in wildlife management, environmental health, science secondary education, environmental biology, environmental engineering, or forestry. Students pursuing this degree are required to complete a companion major or minor in one of the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, or Secondary Education.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Environmental Science. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Lower Division Requirements (15 credit hours)
||Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular (3 ch)
||Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Biology: Organismic (3 ch)
||Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry I (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry II (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
||Introduction to Environmental Science (3 ch)
||Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 ch)
||Introduction to Geology (3 ch)
||Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1 ch)
|MT 272/MT 272C
||Statistics for the Life Sciences (3 ch)
|It is recommended that Environmental Science students take SO200/SO 200C as an elective or to fulfill the Social Science Core Requirement for Regis college.
|Upper Division Requirements (19 credit hours)
||Principles of Ecology (3 ch)
||Ecology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Environmental Impact Assessment (1 ch)
||Geographic Information Science (3 ch)
||Portfolio Development I (1 ch)
||Portfolio Development II (1 ch)
|Environmental Studies Elective Requirement
||9 credit hours
|Students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours of additional 400-level ENVS courses in consultation with their academic advisor. ENVS 498E-W is also recommended.
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 49 credit hours
How to Apply
Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists, and applying college credit (AP, IB) to your degree.