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  Dec 04, 2022
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Environmental Science Major (ESCI), BS

The B.S. degree in environmental science is an interdisciplinary degree between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Biology. This degree serves as a pathway to a broad range of rewarding careers. Environmental science gives you an overview of how science affects the environment. The degree provides a strong foundation in the natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry, geology, and ecology. The degree then allows for a choice of upper division coursework which will allow the student to take classes which align to career goals. Prior to graduation, students will complete a capstone project that addresses a specific environmental issue.


Liberal Arts: 32 Hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete the 47-hour Liberal Arts  program. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of the major:

  • 9 hours of Inquiry, Investigation, and Reasoning are satisfied in the major.
  • ECON 2010 POLS 1787 , or SOC 2030 , and BIOL 3120  satisfy 6 hours of Self and Society.

Choose 5 hours from:

Choose 6 hours from:


* Selected topics courses in biology or chemistry must be approved by the appropriate department chair to count toward this major.

Remaining Bible/electives: 11-12 Hours

BHIS 3020  and PHS 4100 , counted above in the major, satisfy the Bible requirement in the semester they are taken. PHS 4100  should be taken during the senior year.

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here.  

Total Hours: 128