Sustainability is more important than ever before, and environmental science majors are leading the charge to create a more sustainable world. Whether you’re interested in conservation, research, administration, environmental education, government, industry or environmental health, you’ll find your purpose in Olivet’s program. Internships, volunteer work and hands-on experiences will help prepare you for a successful career.
Located two miles from campus on Pine Lake, Kirkelldel has five habitat types and broad biological diversity, serving as an outdoor classroom for a range of science classes and research projects.
Environmental science majors have the opportunity to select a concentration with a more interdisciplinary approach.
Environmental education has applications in the public and private sectors, in both for-profit and non-profit venues, including zoos, businesses, nature centers, environmental and outdoor education facilities, conservation organizations and a variety of government agencies from national to local levels.
Sustainability consultants help companies and businesses become more socially and environmentally responsible in how they operate. They create sustainable solutions for balancing the needs of people, the environment and successful businesses.
A wildlife biologist studies animals and their behavior along with the role each animal plays in its natural habitat and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.
A hydrologist researches the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of the earth's underground and surface waters. They measure the properties of bodies of water, collect water and soil samples to test for certain properties, and analyze data on the environmental impacts of pollution, erosion, drought and other problems.
Conservation scientists manage, improve, and protect the country's natural resources by advising farmers, ranchers and landowners on how they can improve their land for agricultural purposes and to decide the most ecological and prudent use of land.
A national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and…
This student organization was established to provide environmental programs for the campus and community, sponsor field trips, attend environmental conferences and seminars,…
A nationally-award winning chapter of the American Chemical Society, one of the world's largest scientific organizations, that provides students with an environment…
The honor society for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and other professional health related majors.
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Olivet College, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), has received a $16,391 Stream Monitoring Implementation Grant from the…Read More