A student taking and marking samples from a wooded area.

The Environmental Science program is designed provide students with a strong, broad based foundation in the natural and physical processes that affect the functioning of our planet, as well social and political factors that influence environmental policy and management.

Successful completion of the program will prepare students for positions with local, state, and federal government agencies, private environmental organizations, or graduate school in scientific or policy-related environmental disciplines.

This is a great time to get involved in environmental work.   As issues concerning the environment continue to be an increasing focus of business, governments and individuals, Environmental Science graduates will be in demand as policy writers and consultants, developers, conservationists, educators, and ecologists.

The first year curriculum includes General Education, Science and Math courses required to provide the fundamental base to build upon.  In addition to the core requirements for the Environmental Science program, students are required to take 10 additional courses from the following lists: 3 Biological Sciences electives, 3 Chemistry electives, 2 Physical Sciences and Mathematics electives, and 2 Interdisciplinary electives selected from the following course lists. An Sc 299/499 topics course may fulfill either a Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physical Science and Mathematics elective, depending upon the direction the student wishes to pursue.