Environmental Science


Overview & Academics

The Biomedical Science major is designed for highly motivated students who are considering a career in health science areas such as medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. The major focuses on those disciplines of the the natural sciences and mathematics which will assist students in their preparation for matriculation into professional or graduate schools.

Department Contact

Erica Kosal, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Environmental Science Program Coordinator
North Carolina State University
ekosal@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5156

Career Options

Medical, Dentistry, or Veterinary careers (with graduate training)

Public health careers

Academic research in university settings

Major Requirements
Major Core: BIO 101, 102, 222, 123, 224, 225, 330, 402, 402
CHM 111, 112, 121, 122, 341, 342
MAT 113
At least one course and lab from each category:
Diversity Tier: BIO 311, 314, or 316
Field Biology Tier: BIO 304, 404, or 425
Biology Elective Tier: Any 300-400 level BIO course not required in major core, diversity tier, or field biology tier
Earth Science Tier: ERS 141, 142 or ERS 171, 172
Economics/Politics Tier: ECO 212 or POL 310

Minor Requirements
BIO 222, 200, 224, 300, 401; CHM 111, 112, 121; MAT 213.

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
ENG 111 Writing I 3
BIO 224 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
BIO 225 Environmental Science Lab 2
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 222 Evolution 3
BIO 123 Methods in General Biology 2
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 200 Cell Biology 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
Mat 213 Elementary Statistics 3
BIO Diversity Tier Requirement 3-4
EXS 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15-16

Fall Semester Credits

BIO 330 Global Water Issues 5
ERS Requirement 3
ERS Lab Requirement 1
CHM 341 Analytical Chemistry I 3
CHM 342 Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

BIO Field Tier Requirement 3-4
ENG Literature Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15-16

Fall Semester Credits

BIO 401 Ecology 3
BIO 402 Ecological Methods 2
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
CH 341 Analytical Chemistry I 3
CH 342 Analytical Chemistry I 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

BIO Upper Level Elective 3
ECO 212 or POL 310 3
ART/ENT/MUS Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15