Environmental Science Department

Environmental Science Bachelor of Science

The environmental science program is designed to provide students with a broad background in math and science as they pertain to environmental issues. Graduates of the program will be able to contribute to the environmental stewardship and sustainability of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including interfacing with tribal and federal environmental programs.

Acceptance into the major requires that the student must be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.5 at the time of application with reasonable expectations of being able to complete the requirements for the B.S. degree in Environmental Science within the time limits established by the university (see Satisfactory Academic Progress in Academic Policies).  A copy of all official college transcripts must be submitted with the application.  Students are encouraged to apply to the major as early as the second semester of college attendance.   Transfer students must apply to both the environmental science program and the university and be accepted by both.  Acceptance into the university does not guarantee acceptance into the program; nor does acceptance into the program guarantee acceptance into the university. 

Student responsibilities and advisement: Upon electing to pursue a baccalaureate in environmental science, the student assumes primary responsibility for meeting the educational requirements of the degree. It is important for the student to seek out and receive academic advising from the environmental science faculty.  Students must maintain a status of academic good standing and make continuous progress toward the degree in Environmental Science to remain in the program.  To graduate with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better in upper-level (300 – 400) courses within the major.

Application forms may be obtained from and must be submitted to:

Environmental Science Program  c/o Application Committee
Sequoyah 140
Haskell Indian Nations University # 5029
155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4800

Application forms may also be requested by calling the office of the Dean of the College of Mathematics & Natural Sciences at 785-749-8428.

Applications may be submitted at any time although proper advising during pre-enrollment dictates that applications be received no later than March 15 for fall semester admission and October 15 for spring semester admission.  Students will be notified in writing regarding admission status.  Students who wish to appeal their admission/retention status must submit a letter of appeal within two weeks of notification to the Office of Admissions.

Download details of the Environmental Science Baccalaureate Degree Program.

Download the Application for Admission — Environmental Science Program.

Download the Environmental Science BS Application Checklist