Learn how the environment works at the molecular level, and take your knowledge into a career in a huge and growing field.

If you want to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions, an environmental studies major will prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields. You can also continue your education through graduate programs such as ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or environmental biology.

Student involvement

  • Join the Environmental Stewardship Coalition
  • Work at the Ecosystem Preserve
  • Assist a professor with environmental research
  • Participate in campus-wide sustainability programs
  • Live in the Creation Care Living-Learning Community

Course Requirements


Should you consider an environmental studies group minor?

If you want to pursue graduate study in chemistry, but are also interested in studying environmental issues at the local, national and global levels, consider earning an environmental studies minor along with your chemistry major. Because the study of environmental issues is truly interdisciplinary, the environmental studies minor is appropriate for students majoring in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.

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The prerequisite to enter the environmental science program is a minimum average of "C" (2.0) in three college-level science courses and approval by the committee which oversees the environmental science program.


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