Navajo Technical University has several programs under the Bachelor of Science Degree which includes the following; Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Industrial Engineering. These fields of study encourage students to develop new skills for future careers. The Environmental Science Shima’ Nahasdza’a’n Bee Iina’/ Mother Earth Give Life program focuses on the interaction of living organisms, natural resources, and conflicts with human growth. Students study world environments and walk away with career tools to better manage national resources.
A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science requires 133 credit hours. The Environmental Science degree is designed for a four-year program of study. Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, (i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate).
General Education is the foundation for all degree and certificate programs at Navajo Technical University. It provides student with knowledge, skills, attributes, and values needed to learn actively, communicate clearly, think critically, creatively, and reflectively, and to interact effectively in diverse environments. NTU's general education is to educate students within the Dine Philosophy of Education to be independent, critical thinkers, competent in their chosen professions by possessing a solid foundation in Math, English, Laboratory, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication, and Information Technology.
All students should maintain their passing grade of 75% scores or higher to continue their required courses. With an emphasis on the environmental regulations submissions to the philosophy of the program, which is designed to meet the needs of the understanding of the Tribal, State, Federal Environmental & Natural Resources management, and the Enforcement entities. This program provides a wealthy background in the following categories; Natural Resources Management, covering the Natural Science courses, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Law, and Regulations of Enforcements. The program goals are the motivations on addressing environmental & natural resources management in Native American communities and homelands.
At least one summer internship of 3-hour credit course of (ENV-312) is required of all students. Requirements in the four year Environmental Science program at Navajo Technical University of successfully completing a summer internship of practicum in the Environmental Science & Natural Resources. This summer internship requires a mentor and/or supervisor of an institution or development of Science industry, and the student intern is responsible to schedule a presentation session to their fellow colleagues with a 48x36 inch poster.
Graduates of this program should be able to seek gainful employment in entities and organizations that deal with natural resources management, environmental protection, energy production, environmental protection and enforcement, and mineral extraction and processing.
Contact Information: If you are interested in this program or would like more information, please contact us. Thank you!
For more information, please view our Student Catalog.
Environmental Science & Natural Resources Program
Office Phone: (505)-786-4147
Environmental Technical Room 301
Environmental Science and Natural Resources (123 Credits)
NAV-225 Diné Philosophy of Education3
|ENV-101 Environmental Science with Lab||4|
|MTH-121 College Algebra||4|
|CMP-101 Introduction to Computers||3|
|GIT-105 Fundamentals of Cartography||3|
|ENG-110 Freshman Composition||3|
|ENV-182 Environmental Science II with Lab||4|
|CHM-120 General Chemistry I||4|
|BIO-110 Elements of Biology||4|
|CHM-122 General Chemistry II||4|
|ENV-216 Fundamentals of Ecology with Lab||4|
|COM-130 Public Speaking||3|
|HUM-170 History of Native Americans in Media||3|
|ENV-245 Natural Resources I||4|
|MTH-150 Pre-Calculus I||4|
|ENV-289 Natural Resources II||4|
|ENGR-234 Engineering Statistics||3|
|HST-211 American History 1877 to Present||3|
|ENG-112 Technical Research and Writing||3|
|CHM-254 Environmental Chemistry with Lab||4|
|ECN-111 Introduction to Economics||3|
|GIT-110 Geographic Information Systems I||3|
|ENV-255 Introduction to Hydrology with Lab||4|
|ENV-350 Environmental Law I||3|
|ENV-365 Natural Resources Management with Lab||4|
|CHM-286 Inorganic Chemistry with Lab||4|
|GIT-111 Geographic Information Systems II||3|
|ENV-312 Summer Internship||3|
|ENV-425 Advanced Environmental Law||3|
|GIT-202 Remote Sensing||4|
|ENV-485 Environmental Regulation Enforcement||3|
|CHM-468 Organic Chemistry with Lab||4|
|GIT-220 Database Query||3|
|NAV-225 Diné Philosophy of Education||3|
|GIT-210 Service Learning Project||1|
|TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS||123|
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