The environmental science concentration provides students with a strong background in areas of science related to environmental concerns.

It also provides them with an opportunity to study environmental problems from a scientific point of view that integrates biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. This concentration leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and prepares students for careers in waste management, environmental consultation, teaching, environmental health and resource management.

Environmental Science Program Chair: Dr. Matthew Heinicke
Program Advisor: Dr. Katherine LaCommare

Degree Requirements

The environmental science concentration provides students with a strong background in areas of science related to environmental concerns and with an opportunity to study environmental problems from a scientific point of view that integrates biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.

This concentration leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and prepares students for careers in waste management, environmental consultation, teaching, environmental health and resource management.

Learn more about CASL Degree Requirements.

COVID-19 Update

Our laboratories will offer a combination of virtual experience, simulation and demonstration to provide as close to a true laboratory experience as possible.

Students taking Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Geology can expect a rigorous curriculum that will provide both lecture and laboratory experience yet maintain social distancing.

Environmental Science Student Video

Environmental Science I Kaitlyn Tatro
The field of environmental science is focused on solving environmental problems using all these different interdisciplinary approaches.
Kaitlyn Tatro, Environmental Science

Student Clubs & Organizations

Environmental Science students may be interested in other clubs and organizations in Natural Sciences, throughout CASL, and across campus. In particular, they may be interested in the Student Environmental Association (SEA).

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