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About the Environmental Science Department

Natural Sciences include Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Natural Resources, and Environmental Sciences. Natural Sciences courses support two associate degrees. (NATURAL SCIENCES, Natural Resources) and a baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science). Natural Science courses provide a broad-based background for a career in environmental and biological fields, as well as the natural resources field.

Environmental Science Baccalaureate Degree Program: The Environmental Science baccalaureate program seeks to equip its graduates with the scientific skills and knowledge to be effective stewards of the natural world. Graduates earning a Bachelor problems and conceptualize the world in an environmentally sound way.

Environmental Science graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine concepts of sustainability and biodiversity to meet environmental challenges and maintain quality of life.
  2. Use scientific methods of inquiry to investigate, measure, and analyze environments.
  3. Apply mathematical and statistical applications to understand, convey to others, and solve environmental problems.
  4. Communicate scientific ideas, theories, and observations in oral and written forms.
  5. Use the scientific literature to answer questions about the natural world.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 45 hours of university credit
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Submission of AIS application packet. A complete application packet includes:
    • Application
    • Official Academic Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • A signed Change of Advisor form so that a Natural Science advisor can be assigned
  • Sufficient time and ability to finish the BS degree

The application can be obtained from and, when completed, submitted to:

Admissions Committee
Environmental Science Program
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4800

Applications may be submitted at any time although proper advising during pre-enrollment dictates that applications be received before March 15 for fall semester admission and before October 15 for spring semester submission. Applicants will be notified in writing regarding admission status.

Student responsibilities: The student assumes the primary responsibility for meeting the educational requirements for the degree. Once accepted into the Environmental Science program, the student is assigned an advisor from the core Natural Science faculty. The student is expected to meet regularly with the assigned advisor to discuss grades, progress toward degree, and educational /professional goals.

The student must maintain a status of academic good standing and make continuous progress towards the degree in Environmental Science in order to remain in the program.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible to graduate with a BS in Environmental Science, a student must have a minimum 2.00 GPA in 300-400 level science classes and have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.