Environmental Science & ResearchUnited Tribes Technical College
The Tribal Environmental Science (TES) department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Environmental Science & Research. We focus on providing students with the skills necessary for careers in environmental fields and going on to graduate school in science fields.
Environmental Science recognizes that the challenges facing the world today are bigger than just one field of Science and that by studying the connections between fields, we can begin to make a more sustainable society.
The department offers degrees which are in line with other programs in the state, making it easy for students to transfer seamlessly to other institutions. Students have the opportunity to compete in national competitions across the country, networking with other students and scientists from various companies, agencies, and institutions.
Environmental Science provides students with a well-rounded foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Range Management, and Geology. Students use research investigations to learn core concepts and develop skills for addressing environmental issues in their own communities.
Students are provided the opportunity to work closely with state, federal, and Tribal agencies (many of which have regional offices in Bismarck) on research projects of their choosing. Students entering the program should have a good background in math and science or a strong desire to learn math and science concepts in a fun and hands-on atmosphere.
Graduates of the Environmental Science & Research AAS degree program will:
- Identify various factors from different disciplines that impact environmental issues.
- Execute introductory research to address an environmental issue.
- Employ the scientific communication format to present projects.
- Articulate the benefits of collaboration and professional networks.
Students in the BS program will receive advanced training in one of two concentrations: Ecology & Conservation Biology or Molecular Biology. Graduates from the program work in EPA, water resources, and Game & Fish departments, environmental consulting firms, private industry, or move on to higher degrees in Biology, Natural Resource Management, Conservation Sciences, or Wildlife Biology.
Graduates of the Environmental Science & Research BS degree program will:
- Operate independently.
- Mitigate sources of risks or hazards in the work environment.
- Exhibit professionalism.
- Explain the legal structure for environmental regulations.
- Employ critical thinking.
|BIO 124||Environmental Science||3|
|GIS 105||Intro to GIS||3|
|TES 199||Intro to Scientific Lit||1|
|TES 291||Environmental Seminar||1|
|TES 293||Environmental Research||3|
|BIO 315||Intro to Genetics||3|
|CHM 341||Organic Chemistry w/Lab||4|
|SOI 210||Intro to Soil Science w/Lab||4|
|TES 493||Senior Research||3|
|TES 491||Environmental Seminar||1|
|BIO 320*||Botany and Plant Systematics||3|
|BIO 431*||Wildlife Management & Restoration w/Lab||4|
|BIO 203||Microbiology w/Lab||4|
|BIO 316||Advanced Genetics||3|
|MTH 342||Environmental Research Statistics||3|
|BIO 410||Environmental Regulations||3|
|BIO 460||Advanced Cell Biology||3|
|CHM 360||Biochemistry w/Lab||4|
|TES 493||Senior Research||3|
|TES 256*||Intro to Range Management||3|
|TES 260*||Environmental Sampling||3|
|BIO 499*||Special Topics||2|