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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sciences

Admission Requirements
The program's admission and prerequisite requirements are consistent with the University's criteria. At the time of declaration, students must select one of the three specializations and a potential minor. Students may apply after they have completed their freshman year (or >29 credit hours). To be accepted into the program, students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale, or approval of the program's admissions committee.
High school students who plan to major in environmental sciences should complete at least three (3) years of college preparatory mathematics (two (2) years of algebra and one (1) year of geometry), and one (1) year each of chemistry and biology before entering the University. Transfer students follow the same procedures of admission and must meet the same criteria. Students who wish to be admitted with prerequisite course credits transferred from elsewhere must submit the following:
To declare the undergraduate major in environmental sciences, students need to contact the Department of Environmental Sciences to schedule an initial advising appointment. Department staff will assist students with their paperwork.

Graduation Requirements
To earn a BA/BS degree in environmental sciences the following conditions must be met: (1) earn a minimum of 120 hours of acceptable credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; (2) complete the minimum number of credit hours required for the particular specialization; (3) complete at least 12 hours of SIUE credit in ENSC courses numbered above 299; (4) earn a C grade or better in all required ENSC courses; (5) earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater in all required courses; and (6) complete at least 6 hours of credit in major courses numbered above 299 within 2 years preceding graduation.

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