Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BS ES) is a relatively new program offered by the TSU College of Science that trains students to become successful environmental scientists, environmental officers and managers, environmental analysts, and other professions related to the field. Environmental Science deals with the assessment and monitoring of air, water, and soil, natural resources, human impact on ecosystems, and environmental pollution.

Students in this program take up chemistry, biology, ecology, earth science, physics, and mathematics as the foundation courses to help them analyze the environment in an interdisciplinary and integrative approach. Students also take up economics, laws, and geography for environmental management. The program can be finished in four (4) years.

GOALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The department of Environmental Science has four-fold goals with corresponding objectives:

  1. To develop an environmental science program curriculum that is continuously enhanced with research skills learning and community immersion activities as highlighted by faculty specialization profile, and which caters to present job demand and qualifications.
  2. To provide activities, laboratory, and library facilities, supervision, and instructional materials that are conducive to a productive environmental science research culture;
  3. To work with communities, industries, and organizations and establish linkages with other institutions and agencies locally and abroad to attain sustainable development goals; and
  4. To establish a caring environment where students can receive advice, assistance, guidance, conversation, and training, so that they can become holistic and responsible while studying in their program.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The BSES program aims to expose students in an integrated way of environmental processes and phenomenon, as well as environmental issues, from the perspective of the natural sciences. It aims to train them to recognize and understand the natural environment, how humans affect the environment, and how the environment impacts on society.

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, a BS ES graduate should at the minimum be:

  1. Equipped with sufficient knowledge on the scientific theories and techniques needed to monitor and understand environmental quality;
  2. Able to integrate and apply various disciplines towards the understanding of environmental problems;
  3. Knowledgeable regarding relevant local, regional and global environmental issues; and
  4. Able to employ a rational structured approach to solving environmental problems.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS ES Program can be employed at the entry-level of science positions. BS ES graduates can engage in work related to air and water quality management, energy and resource management, planning and design, waste management and environmental assessment.

In particular, BS ES graduates can work as environmental impact assessors, environmental officers, conservation and resource management staff, project planning and assessment and program/project/technical personnel in private companies, non-government organizations and government agencies. BS ES graduates are also encourage to pursue graduate education for further specialization (Adopted from CMO No. 35 series of 2005)

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