dfolkertsiEnvironmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is designed for students interested in studying resource use, environmental problems, and solutions to these problems from a scientific perspective. This major may serve as training for graduate school or a job as an environmental scientist. Science, including environmental science, is centered on application, not merely the learning of a body of facts.

Environmental science is the study of the natural environment and how humans use natural resources. A scientific understanding the interaction between humans and the environment is crucial to issues of resource use including resource management, environmental pollution, finding solutions to environmental problems. Environmental science is interdisciplinary by nature and involves expertise in the sciences (biology, chemistry, toxicology, and related scientific fields) as well as ethics, economics, and other social science disciplines. Because of the growth of human populations worldwide and an increasing global awareness of the importance of the environment, this is one of the most rapidly growing academic fields. Similarly, career opportunities in the environmental field and opportunities for graduate studies are becoming increasingly abundant. This major is specifically designed to prepare students for these opportunities.