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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • October 2nd 2017
    • Chairs Meeting
  • October 9th 2017
    • Native American Day (Offices closed, No classes)
  • October 13th 2017
    • All Staff Meeting
  • October 20th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 3rd 2017
    • All Staff Meeeting
  • November 6th 2017
    • Chairs Meeting
  • November 10th 2017
    • Veteran's Day Holiday (Office closed, classes meet)
  • November 13th 2017
    • Registration Begins for Spring semester
  • November 17th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 23rd 2017
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday

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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