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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2021
 
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Science, BS


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Contact: Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu

The Environmental Science Program at Pitt-Bradford intends to enhance a state-wide service of UPB by training qualified environmental scientists. Our graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and experience within geology, biology, and basic sciences to enter careers in leadership roles or graduate studies in the diverse and growing field of environmental conservation and remediation. The students will have a realistic outlook of society’s needs to preserve and protect the environment, being balanced with the continued need for natural resources.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


COMPETENCIES


(Minimum grade of C- required in all competencies)

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE


Students are required to complete two courses designated as “Global”

ARTS & LETTERS


(ONE course MUST be literature; ONE course MUST be a creative, fine or performing Arts course)

  • Literature (see major)
  • Arts
  • Literature, Arts, Language

BEHAVIORAL, ECONOMIC, & POLITICAL SCIENCES


(Two different categories must be represented)

HISTORY, CULTURES, & PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY


(ONE course MUST be History, and ONE course must be Cultures or Philosophical Inquiry)

PHYSICAL, LIFE, & COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES


ONE course must be a Physical Science, ONE must be a Life Science and ONE must include a lab)

  •  (see major)
  •  (see major)
  •  (see major)
  •  Lab (see major)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION


  • PEDC

Must complete one of the following three Concentrations:


Physical Concentration (Suggested 4-year plan)


Total Credits Per Term: 16


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 31


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Second year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 17


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 32


Third year, 1st term


Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Third year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 39-31


Fourth year, 1st term


  • Capstone (project finalization) (2 credits)

  • GEOL Concentration elective #3 (3-4 credits)

  • GE Arts and Letters #2 (3 credits)

  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #2 (3 credits)

  • GE Global #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Fourth year, 2nd term


  • GEOL Concentration elective #4 (3-4 credits)
  • GE Arts and Letters #3 (3 credits)
  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #3 (3 credits)
  • GE History, Cultures and Philosophical #1 (3 credits)
  • Elective #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 29-31


Total Credits Required for Degree: 121-125


Biological Concentration (Suggested 4-year plan)


Total Credits Per Term: 16


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 31


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Second year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 17


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 32


Third year, 1st term


Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Third year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 29-31


Fourth year, 1st term


  • Capstone (project finalization) (2 credits)
  • BIOL Concentration elective #3 (3-4 credits)
  • GE Arts and Letters #2 (3 credits)
  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #2 (3 credits)
  • GE Global #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Fourth year, 2nd term


  • BIOL Concentration elective #4 (3-4 credits)
  • GE Arts and Letters #3 (3 credits)
  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #3 (3 credits)
  • GE History, Cultures and Philosophical #1 (3 credits)
  • Elective #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 29-31


Total Credits Required for Degree: 121-125


* For the Biological concentration, there are three elective summer courses available: ; BIOSC 1390 - Field Techniques in Ecology; and BIOSC 1400 - Disease Ecology

Geo-Biology Concentration (Suggested 4-year plan)


Total Credits Per Term: 16


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Total Credits Per Term: 15


Second year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 17


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 32


Third year, 1st term


Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Third year, 2nd term


Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 29-31


Fourth year, 1st term


  • Capstone (project finalization) (2 credits)
  • GEOL or BIOL Concentration elective #3 (3-4 credits)
  • GE Arts and Letters #2 (3 credits)
  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #2 (3 credits)
  • GE Global #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 14-15


Fourth year, 2nd term


  • GEOL or BIOL Concentration elective #4 (3-4 credits)
  • GE Arts and Letters #3 (3 credits)
  • GE Behavior, Economic and Political #3 (3 credits)
  • GE History, Cultures and Philosophical #1 (3 credits)
  • Free Elective #2 (3 credits)

Total Credits Per Term: 15-16


Total Credits Per Academic Year: 29-31


Total Credits Required for Degree: 121-125


* For the Biology electives, there are three summer courses available: ; BIOSC 1390 - Field Techniques in Ecology; and BIOSC 1400 - Disease Ecology

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