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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Environmental Sciences

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Department Biological Sciences
College Science, Engineering & Technology
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description Environmental science is an applied science designed to study those factors that impact our environment. Major areas of environmental concern include, but are not limited to, water (surface and ground water) quality, air quality, and solid and hazardous waste issues. This program is designed to encourage students to use the resources of all the colleges of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The program is oriented toward developing the individual for leadership positions in industry, government, and public concern groups, as well as providing a foundation for individual community involvement as an informed citizen.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is required for enrollment in upper level courses. Admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C).
Applications for admission to major are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements All courses leading to a major must be taken for letter grades. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the chairperson of the department. Environmental Science major requires one minor.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Biological Sciences
242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2786
Fax: 507-389-2788
College Advising All Environmental Science majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning their program. A meeting with the advisor is REQUIRED before each registration. Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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