Environmental Science

The Environmental Science major is intended for students preparing for environmentally related professional careers. The course work is designed to enable students to learn how the physical, chemical and biological systems interact, and to identify, analyze, communicate and solve problems. Environmental scientists work in many fields including writing, consulting, resource management, regulation, conservation and education related to environmental issues. The skills of an environmental scientist may be in demand for jobs in industry, government and research.

There are two degree options depending on whether the major in Environmental Science is combined with a minor in Biology or with a minor in Chemistry.

Environmental Science Program Outcomes

Knowledge of Environmental Science

  • The well-prepared ES major must build a broad base of knowledge in cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, zoology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and possibly geology. The major should be able to integrate knowledge from several basic sciences as they specialize in their chosen area.

Proficiency in ES Lab Practices

  • Proper training in ES requires laboratory proficiency. Students should be able to be proficient in basic laboratory techniques and collection and analysis of data.

Communication of ES Knowledge and Ability

  • The well-trained ES major should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, about environmental concepts.
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BA or BS in Environmental Science Environmental Science Minor
Last updated: 07/06/2021