Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Welcome to Environmental Science!
This part of the website gives you some of the “nuts and bolts” types of information that will help ensure your success in the program. Herein you will find necessary information on programmatic requirements, more detailed information on the field experience, sample course schedules, and other useful information to help you better navigate through the program. There are also a few career resource links and professional society links to get you started in the right direction once you near completion of the program. We are committed to providing you with a meaningful interdisciplinary education that will serve you well in the future. We encourage you to optimize your experience within the program by taking advantage of directed research opportunities, internships, advertised colloquia, study abroad, and meeting with your advisor for advice on course selections.
Delphis Levia, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Programs
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science emphasizes a broad scientific understanding of the character, function, and analysis of environmental systems. Environmental Science BS students will be able to contribute to society’s understanding of and solutions to problems that arise from human occupancy and use of the planet and environment.
The goal is to give students in the program a broad-based, interdisciplinary introduction to the scientific concepts, policies, and issues; the common analytical tools needed to explore environmental issues in depth through their specific concentration areas; and the ability to integrate and synthesize information from a multidisciplinary perspective in oral and written format through the capstone course.
The BS in Environmental Science program is rigorous in both math and science and includes courses in social science and policy that will help the environmental science major understand the societal context of his/her work. This foundation along with their specific concentration area helps students appreciate the interconnectedness between understanding natural science processes and their applications and the social, political, and institutional frameworks in which environmental issues are considered.
There are 10 concentrations in Environmental Science:
- Atmospheric Science;
- Ecology and Organismal Biology;
- Environmental Chemistry;
- Environmental Soil Science;
- Marine Science;
- Pollution Control;
- Sustainable Energy Technology;
- Water Quality and Resources.
Careers in Environmental Sciences
Field Experience in Environmental Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Sample Schedule
Program Requirements for BS in Environmental Science
Advisors by Concentraton