(Students who plan to transfer a completed associate's degree should review the Environmental Science and Policy Completion Degree information below)
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) is an interdisciplinary STEM degree that draws upon undergraduate course offerings from the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, as well as the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Technology, and Business. Students will acquire the requisite skills to preserve and protect the limited and fragile natural resources in the state of Delaware and beyond.
The ES&P degree is practical, career-oriented, and a springboard for graduate education. Aligned with the University's mission of providing exemplary career-oriented degrees, graduates can market themselves to local, state, and federal agencies; private and non-profit organizations; and academia, for a range of environmental science positions.
Students have the option to complete courses face-to-face, online, or a combination of the two. Face-to-face courses are offered at a variety of locations and times. All courses are taught by highly qualified faculty who are practitioners in the field.
In addition to the University’s undergraduate graduation competencies, students will:
1. Apply the scientific method to answer environmental science questions;
2. Demonstrate proficiency with basic laboratory skills;
3. Formulate policy recommendations based on scientific and stakeholder data;
4. Evaluate quantitative and qualitative environmental science data;
5. Appraise environmental science and biodiversity concepts to determine the environmental impact;
6. Analyze cell and molecular processes to determine mechanisms of evolution;
7. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 131, MAT 205, and ENV 310.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENV 310 Environmental Science
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PHI 300 Ethics for Life
POL 403 Writing for Public Policy
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
BIO, CHE, ENV, PHY and SCI courses in the Environmental Science Core require a minimum passing grade of a "C." A minimum passing grade of a "C-" is required for MAT 308.
GIS 300 Geographic Information Systems Science & Technology
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
ENV 448 Environmental Informatics
MAT 200 Pre-Calculus
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
BIO 251 Biology I (with Lab)
BIO 252 Biology II (with Lab)
BIO 338 Ecology (with Lab)
ENV 305 Earth Science (with Lab)
ENV 303 Climate Dynamics
SCI 312 Physics (with Lab)
PHY 272 Physics I (with Lab)
SCI 315 Applied Chemistry (with Lab)
CHE 261 Chemistry I (with Lab)
SCI 495 Science Major Senior Seminar
Public Policy Core courses require a minimum passing grade of a "C."
DTA 447 Data Science
MAT 310 Calculus I
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
CSC 420 Intro to Artificial Intelligence
LES 216 Environmental Compliance
POL 300 American Politics
POL 370 Energy and Environmental Policy
ENV 205 Marine Science and Policy
ENV 215 Environmental Planning
BIO 336 Microbiology (with Lab)
CHE 262 Chemistry II (with Lab)
CHE 363 Organic Chemistry I (with Lab)
CHE 364 Organic Chemistry II (with Lab)
HIS 320 Global Civilizations
HLT 378 Our Environment, Our Health
POL 360 Education Policy
POL 413 Food and Drug Law and Policy
PSY 334 Biological Basis of Behavior
SCI 335 Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)
SOC 306 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 353 Environmental Sociology
Field experience should be considered for students who are not already working in the ES&P field. A 15-credit semester would cover the 6-credit requirement for Co-op and 9 credits of Free Electives.
SCI 441 Co-op Education Experience for Science
SCI 442 Co-op Education Experience for Science
A minimum of 120 credits are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in ES&P. Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives. Due to the mixture of 3 and 4 credit courses, students must be diligent and regularly meet with an academic advisor.
A completion degree is an individualized degree for students who have completed an associate's degree at an accredited institution. Following review of transcripts reflecting a conferred associate’s degree, academic advisors will provide an individualized degree plan.
A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for courses with prefixes: BIO, ENV, LES, and POL. MAT 308 requires a minimum passing grade of "C-."
Additional course work as needed to meet 120 credits for graduation.
The following courses (or their equivalent) are pre-requisites for the Environmental Science and Policy completion degree and must be taken at Wilmington University or accepted as transfer credit from an accredited institution.
BIO 251 Biology I (or SCI 251)
SCI 312 Physics (with lab) or PHY 272 Physics I
SCI 315 Applied Chemistry (with lab) or CHE 261 Chemistry I
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.