Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management

Environmental Science is the study of the Earth’s surface, including its water and atmosphere, with a particular focus on their relationship to humans and other living things. Environmental Science applies chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to answer questions about the Earth and its interrelationships with living things. Environmental Management focuses on the maintenance of environmental resources, for example water resources. Environmental scientists may conduct studies in the field, in the laboratory using advanced analytical equipment, and in the office using specialized computer software. The program is preparation for a variety of career paths, including water monitoring, treatment, and pollution control with local, state or federal agencies; environmental consulting with private industry; and other careers that draw on a background in the natural sciences, including law, public policy, and public health.

Minor in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies explores the complex links between human culture and the natural world. The program challenges students to critically examine both the ecological and social context of environmental issues and the numerous connections between natural and social systems, from local to global scales. It is undeniable that humans have a profound impact on the environment. To have the greatest positive influence, we must seek knowledge of the structure and function of natural systems, as well as an understanding of how culture affects the way we perceive nature.

Courses

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In addition to the above programs, UVU is dedicated to promoting environmental education and cooperation within its course catalog. The university offers a variety of sustainability-focused courses as part of a well-rounded curriculum. The following is a list of different sustainability-related and sustainability-focused courses offered at UVU.

ARC

  • ARC 3220 - Passive Environmental Systems
  • ARC 3230 - Global History of Architecture to 1700
  • ARC 4120 - Active Environmental Systems
  • ARC 4130 - Global History of Architecture Since 1700
  • ARC 4220 - Building Envelope and Science

ARC course descriptions

AUT

  • AUT 3350 - Alternative Fuel Systems

AUT course descriptions

BIOL

  • BIOL 2500 - Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 3700 - General Ecology
  • BIOL 3705 - General Ecology Laboratory
  • BIOL 3800 - Conservation Biology

BIOL course descriptions

BOT

  • BOT 3800 - Ethnobotany

BOT course descriptions

CHEM

  • CHEM 3020 - Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 3025 - Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 3800 (Cross-listed with: ENVT 3800, PHYS 3800) - Energy Use on Earth

CHEM course descriptions

CIVE

    • CIVE 3010 - Introduction to Transportation Engineering
    • CIVE 3610 - Environmental Engineering
    • CIVE 4310 - Storm Water Management

CIVE course descriptions

CMGT

  • CMGT 3090 - Principles of Hydrology in Construction Management
  • CMGT 405G - Global Sustainability and the Built Environment

CMGT course descriptions

COMM

  • COMM 3115 - Communicating in Environments

COMM course descriptions

ECON

  • ECON 3040 - Environmental Economics

ECON course descriptions

ENGL

  • ENGL 3460 - Wilderness and Environmental Writing

ENGL course descriptions

ENST

  • ENST 3000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENST 3520 (Cross-listed with: SOC 3520) - Environmental Sociology

ENST course descriptions

ENVT

  • ENVT 1110 - Introduction to Environmental Management
  • ENVT 1210 - Introduction to Water Reclamation
  • ENVT 1270 - Environmental Microbiology
  • ENVT 1300 - Environmental Lab and Sampling
  • ENVT 1360 - Introduction to Water Treatment
  • ENVT 1510 - Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
  • ENVT 2560 - Environmental Health
  • ENVT 2710 - Environmental Careers
  • ENVT 2730 - Introduction to Soils
  • ENVT 282R - Environmental Internship
  • ENVT 3010 - Environmental Toxicology
  • ENVT 3280 - Environmental Law
  • ENVT 3290 - Environmental Permits and Reports
  • ENVT 3320 - Hydraulics of Water
  • ENVT 3330 - Water Resources Management
  • ENVT 3530 - Environmental Management Systems
  • ENVT 3550 - Site Investigation
  • ENVT 3600 - Appropriate Technology and Sustainable Development for the Developing World
  • ENVT 3700 - Current Topics in Environmental Management
  • ENVT 3750 - Land Use Planning
  • ENVT 3770 - Natural Resources Management
  • ENVT 3790 - Hydrology I
  • ENVT 3800  (Cross-listed with: CHEM 3800, PHYS 3800) - Energy Use on Earth
  • ENVT 3850 - Environmental Policy
  • ENVT 4790 - Hydrology II
  • ENVT 482R  (Cross-listed with: GEO 482R) - Geologic Environmental Internship
  • ENVT 495R - Special Projects in Environmental Management

ENVT course descriptions

GEOG

  • GEOG 1000 - Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 1005 - Introduction to Physical Geography Lab
  • GEOG 1600 - Geography of Utah
  • GEOG 2000 - Sustainability and Environment
  • GEOG 2100- Geography of the United States
  • GEOG 2200 - Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 2500 - Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • GEOG 3010 - Economic Geography
  • GEOG 3400 - Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 3500  (Cross-listed with: GEO 3500) - Geomorphology
  • GEOG 3700 - Wetland Studies
  • GEOG 3705 - Wetland Studies Laboratory
  • GEOG 3800  (Cross-listed with: HIST 3800) - Environmental History of the United States
  • GEO 3000 - Environmental Geochemistry
  • GEO 3500  (Cross-listed with: GEOG 3500) - Geomorphology
  • GEO 482R  (Cross-listed with: ENVT 482R) - Geologic Environmental Internship

GEO course descriptions

GIS

  • GIS 3640 - Thematic Mapping Environmental Impacts
  • GIS 3650 - Thematic Mapping Culture and Societies

GIS course descriptions

HIST

  • HIST 323 - History of the American West since 1850
  • HIST 3800  (Cross-listed with: GEOG 3800) - Environmental History of the United States
  • HIST 466G - Legacies and Reckonings in the American West

HIST course descriptions

HLTH

  • HLTH 3150 - Culture Ecology and Health
  • HLTH 3200 - Principles of Community Health
  • HLTH 3450 - Public Health and the Environment

HLTH course descriptions

HM

  • HM 3200  (Cross-listed with: MGMT 3200) - Global Tourism

HM course descriptions

HUM

    • HUM 2200 - Adventures of Ideas After 1500
    • HUM 220 - Adventures of Ideas After 1500
    • HUM 4300  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 4300) - Environmental Aesthetics

HUM course descriptions

LEGL

  • LEGL 430G - International Business Law

LEGL course descriptions

METO

  • METO 3100 - Climate and the Earth System

METO course descriptions

MGMT

  • MGMT 3020 - Individual Action and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MGMT 3200  (Cross-listed with: HM 3200) - Global Tourism

MGMT course descriptions

NURS

  • NURS 4320 - Nursing in the Community
  • NURS 4325 - Nursing in the Community Clinical

NURS course descriptions

PHIL

  • PHIL 3530 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 4300  (Cross-listed with: HUM 4300) - Environmental Aesthetics

PHIL course descriptions

PHYS

  • PHYS 1800 - Energy You and the Environment
  • PHYS 3800  (Cross-listed with: CHEM 3800, ENVT 3800) - Energy Use on Earth

PHYS course descriptions

PJST

  • PJST 3000 - Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
  • PJST 3100 - Introduction to Human Security
  • PJST 3300 - Community Development

PJST course descriptions

POLS

  • POLS 3310 - Introduction to Public Policy
  • POLS 3320 - Nonprofits and The Public Sector
  • POLS 3390 - Urban Planning
  • POLS 3410 - Globalization and Sustainable Development
  • POLS 3610 - International Organization
  • POLS 3630 - Sustainable Mountain Development
  • POLS 3640 -United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • POLS 4610 - International Law

POLS course descriptions

REC

  • REC 2700 - Leave No Trace Trainer
  • REC 3700 - Natural Resource Interpretation
  • REC 385G - Ethical Concerns in Recreation
  • REC 4400 -Natural Resource and Protected Area Management

REC course descriptions

SOC

  • SOC 3520  (Cross-listed with: ENST 3520) - Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 3700 - Social Inequality

SOC course descriptions

SW

  • SW 3510 - International Social Work

SW course descriptions