The B.S. in Environmental Science is designed to serve students intending a career in environmental science, and will prepare them for entry level work as environmental scientists and graduate programs in environmental science.
Environmental Science majors are strongly encouraged to study away from campus for at least one semester; studying another ecosystem and the human culture(s) that resides there greatly enhances one’s preparation for environmental work. Options available to ENV students, in addition to traditional study in another country, include a semester at the University of Portland, Oregon or the SEA semester oceanography sailing program based at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Students in the major and minor programs frequently enroll in the upper-level courses from a variety of disciplines listed in the major without completing the pre-requisites that majors in those disciplines are required to complete. In these cases, students will need the professor’s approval prior to course selection.
The major in Environmental Science requires the completion of twenty courses.