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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • April 18th 2014
    • Easter Holiday(Good Friday)
  • April 21st 2014
    • Registration Begins for Fall Semester
  • April 25th 2014
    • Application to Graduate Program Due
  • May 2nd 2014
    • General Construction Spring Session Ends
  • May 11th 2014
    • Regular Classes End
  • May 12th - May 16th 2014
    • Make-up Period
  • May 16th 2014
    • Grades Due
    • Faculty's Last Day
  • May 26th 2014
    • Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
  • May 30th 2014
    • Last Day for Chairs

Natural Science

Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science

Natural Science and Natural Resources Philosophy Statemet

The Lakota have always held their land base to be sacred. The land is something that must be protected and managed wisely and effectively. Consequently, OLC has developed strong programs in the areas of Natural Science and Natural Resources. The Lakota perspective is a vital component of our natural science and natural resources programs. All students enrolled in these programs are required to take specific courses that incorporate traditional Lakota concepts concerning language, land, plants, and animals.

Our departmental philosophy is to provide opportunities for learning Natural Science and Natural Resources while incorporating practices that support traditional Lakota values. Students will have the prerequisite skill set, foundation and knowledge necessary to succeed in a graduate program or in an environmental career.

Bachelor of Science in Natural Science

Our Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science is now called a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science to provide more wide-ranging employment opportunities for our graduates. The Bachelor of Science degree provides students with a solid foundation in the disciplines of mathematics, physical, and biological sciences needed to collaboratively solve multi-faceted environmental issues in conservation biology and earth science. The Natural Science degree provides students with necessary skills to succeed in a Master's or PhD program in the natural sciences. Furthermore, students in the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science program have abundant research internship opportunities in earth science, conservation biology, and GIS remote sensing. The degree program has two emphasis areas: conservation biology and earth science. The conservation biology option emphasizes conservation and sustainable use of wildlife and plant communities. The earth science option emphasizes GIS remote sensing, riparian ecosystems management and the appropriate development of water resources and waste management facilities.

 

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