Environmental Science

Your gateway to a great career in some of today's most in-demand fields.

Environmental sciences are truly interdisciplinary, and are closely tied to biology, chemistry and geology. EVS majors train in science fundamentals that prepare students to take on new environmental problems. The Gulf oil spill; climate change; water resources management; emerging pests and invasive species; and the changing energy economy are a few examples of environmental issues where science is needed.

Interdisciplinary preparation makes students competitive for off-campus summer internships; post-graduate jobs; graduate schools; and professional schools. Each student has an experienced faculty advisor who assists with developing a program of study, including lots of options for upper-level courses, that will help each student prepare for specific career goals.

What You’ll Love About Environmental Science:

  • You’ll have the option to conduct in-depth research and skill-development with faculty who are experts in their disciplines.
  • The opportunity to work in five environmental preserves used in class and for directed-research projects.
  • Personal attention from professors that would be impossible at a state university.
  • Professors who are committed to excellence in teaching.
  • Students learn from professors who are highly regarded scientists and experts in their disciplines.
  • A new 2,500 square foot greenhouse and expanded research facilities.
  • Undergraduates work with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • You’ll have opportunities to meet and network with scientists and other professionals over dinner before attending lectures.
  • Opportunities to undertake research as early as your freshman year.