The Environmental Science major and minor are interdisciplinary programs designed to prepare students for a career in various aspects of environment and sustainability. They provide a broad-based educational background that is useful for anyone entering the environmental field, including the areas of conservation, research, administration, environmental education, government, industry and environmental health. They can readily be paired with a second major or a minor in areas such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, business, or sociology/anthropology. It is strongly recommended that students participate in an internship or volunteer work in a related area.
Students may also opt for the environmental education concentration within the environmental science major. Environmental education has applications in the public and private sectors, in both for-profit and non-profit venues, including zoos, businesses, nature centers, environmental/outdoor education facilities, conservation organizations, and a variety of government agencies from national to local levels.
This program is specifically designed to provide the science and environmental background and hands-on experience needed for graduates entering this growing field.
For an official description of courses and degree requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, please reference our academic catalog.