Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science - Biosecurity
Career Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Location(s): Most courses for this program are offered at all BC locations. Specialized courses are offered at Central Campus.
Program Entrance Requirements Tracks A, B, C, D: Entry requires completion of an AA/AS degree or transfer of 60+ credits (including general education) from another accredited institution. Applicants must have:
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Submit a letter of recommendation
- Submit all transcripts from previous institutions
- Be approved by the Environmental Science department
- Completed the following courses with a C or higher:
Course List Course Title Credits BSC2010 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I 3.00 BSC2010L INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I LABORATORY 1.00 CHM1045 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 3.00 CHM1045L GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB 1.00 Select one of the following: 3.00-4.00 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY II
and INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY II LABORATORY
and GENERAL ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
and GENERAL BOTANY LABORATORY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
FLORIDA FLORA AND ECOSYSTEMS LANDSCAPES (lecture only, no lab)
- STA2023 STATISTICS must be completed prior to entry or during the first year of baccalaureate study
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in environmental science is designed for students that wish to pursue a career as a laboratory/field technician and/or progress to a graduate degree program (MS or PhD). The curriculum will provide the students with a foundational understanding of science, critical thinking skills, experiential learning, ethics and specific technical knowledge and skills required to work in the laboratory or the field. The Biosecurity track focuses on ecology, entomology, plant science, genetics and other aspects of environmental science. An optional Advanced Technical Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides additional discipline skills and knowledge that will make them competitive for employment within the environmental and biological science workforce.
The Bachelor of Science degree will be awarded to students who meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 120 semester credit hours in the prescribed coursework is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Coursework is comprised of both lower division (AA or AS) and upper division (BS) as specified by the program sheet.
- Successful completion of the Senior Internship or Senior Research.
- Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to meet their graduation requirements.
Foreign Language Requirement
Students must successfully complete the foreign language requirement as prescribed in college policy and the college catalog.
Additional Program Information
Completion of the degree requires an internship or independent study project.
|ENY3005||PRINCIPLES OF ENTOMOLOGY||2.00|
|ENY3005L||PRINCIPLES OF ENTOMOLOGY LAB||1.00|
|PCB4043||INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY||3.00|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|CO OP WORK EXPERIENCE|
|DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH|
|INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES|
|INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES|
|DIRECTED ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH|
|SWS3006||INTRO TO SOIL SCIENCE||3.00|
|or ENY4660||MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY|
|PCB3023||MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY||3.00|
|PLP3002C||FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY||3.00|
|or ZOO4234||GENERAL PARASITOLOGY|
|GLY4072C||GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE||3.00|
|ALS4163||CHALLENGES IN PLANT RESOURCE PROTECTION||3.00|
|PCB4454C||BIOSTATISTICS WITH LAB||4.00|
|Electives||Elective Courses 1||22|
Students must satisfy the Digital Literacy requirement by testing out, completing a Credit for Prior Learning portfolio, or passing CGS1060C COMPUTER AND INTERNET LITERACY.
In accordance with Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, students may need to satisfy the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement. Visit the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement page at broward.edu/civic-literacy.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
|BSC2011||INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY II||3.00|
|BSC2011L||INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY II LABORATORY||1.00|
|BSC2910||DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH||0.00|
|BSC4911||INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES||4.00|
|BSC4930||SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE||0.00|
|BOT2010L||GENERAL BOTANY LABORATORY||1.00|
|CHM1046||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||3.00|
|CHM1046L||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB||1.00|
|CHM2210||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I||3.00|
|CHM2210L||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY||1.00|
|CHM2211||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II||3.00|
|CHM2211L||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY||1.00|
|ENY4660||MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY||3.00|
|ENY4905||REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE||0.00|
|ENY4906||DIRECTED ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH||3.00|
|EVR1261||FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR POLLUTION||3.00|
|EVR2930||ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR||1.00|
|EVR2949||CO OP WORK EXPERIENCE||3.00|
|EVR3400C||WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT||3.00|
|EVS4905||REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC_LITERATURE||0.00|
|FAS4202C||BIOLOGY OF FISH||3.00|
|GIS1030||REMOTE SENSING AND APPLICATIONS||3.00|
|GIS1040C||INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IINTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I||3.00|
|GIS1042C||INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II||3.00|
|GIS1047C||APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3.00|
|GLY4203||ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY AND LITHOSPHERIC PROCESSES||3.00|
|GLY4731||COASTAL AND MARINE SCIENCE||3.00|
|MAC1140||PRE CALCULUS ALGEBRA||3.00|
|MAC1147||PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY||5.00|
|MAC2233||CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND LIFE SCIENCES||3.00|
|MAC2311||CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY I||5.00|
|MAC2312||CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY II||5.00|
|MAC2313||CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III||5.00|
|OCE3064C||MARINE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION BIOLOGY||3.00|
|ORH2527||FLORIDA FLORA AND ECOSYSTEMS LANDSCAPES||3.00|
|PCB4341C||ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNIQUES||3.00|
|PSC3639C||MARINE BENTHIC ECOLOGY||3.00|
|PSC4912||INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES||0.00|
|PSC4930||SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE||0.00|
|PLP3002C||FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY||3.00|
|SWS2242C||WETLANDS MANAGEMENT I||3.00|
|ZOO2010L||GENERAL ZOOLOGY LABORATORY||1.00|
|ZOO4234L||GENERAL PARASITOLOGY LAB||1.00|
Credit for Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Prior Learning Assessment
- Earned industry certifications
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses: N/A
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Fund Your Education
This Program is Financial Aid eligible. Scholarships may be available.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from this program will:
- Demonstrate increased proficiency in biostatistical analysis as it relates to Environmental Science.
- Successfully calculate Simpson's Inverse Index and Shannon-Weiner's Index for case study data.
- Demonstrate ability to use citation management software and properly cite references.
- Demonstrate mastery/competency of Jaccard’s Index of Similarity, specifically in the following areas: define biodiversity and differentiate it from species richness and calculate biodiversity index values.
- Demonstrate proficiency with insect classification, specifically identifying Hempitera: Suborder Heteroptera to family.