Environmental Science: A degree in environmental science prepares you for important work protecting land and water resources for the future. Our program provides a strong basic and applied science foundation and is integrated with chemistry, biology, landscape architecture and the plant sciences. Structured to help you develop the analytical, scientific and applied skills required to understand and manage our ever-changing environment, you will take courses such as soils, watershed management, environmental remediation and land surveying. With an emphasis on a sustainable future, this major will train graduates to work in a number of careers that will help save the earth from the threat of climate change and over-building.
There are five tracks within the major:
Environmental Science: Build Your Own: This specialization offers the unique opportunity to study the diverse field of environmental science on your own terms. Work closely with your academic advisor to build your education in preparation for graduate school or to specialize in more than one area of emphasis.
Environmental Science: Habitat Management: This specialization can prepare you with the skills and knowledge to manage the physical environments that wildlife call home. Habitats provide the necessities to sustain life. Learn to assess, conserve, manage, and regenerate these vital ecosystems.
Environmental Science: Pollution/Remediation: Humans generate waste. As our global population grows, our lands and waters have become saturated with contaminants. Learn about the impact of human choices and environmental remediation techniques to clean our soils, water, and air.
Environmental Science: Soils and Land Use: Soils are alive! The use of land has a profound relationship with these living systems. Learn how to conserve, assess, manage, and build healthy soils for our future.
Environmental Science: Water Quality/Watershed Management: Water. Too much or too little? Drinkable or toxic? Water is critical to sustaining life on Earth. Learn to assess, manage, conserve and enhance our vital water systems.