Environmental Science Major (BA/BS)

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students to understand contemporary environmental problems and recognize potential solutions in a holistic way through broad training in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students select a specialty area and take a majority of courses from one of three emphases - Natural Sciences, Geosciences, or Environmental Resource Management - but also take courses from each of the other areas to ensure an appropriate amount of breadth within the major. Students are also required to select a technical specialty that will provide them with at least one specialized skill area that is crucial for today's environmental scientists. The interdisciplinary nature of this major is also emphasized within a common core of required courses, including introductory and capstone courses that are team-taught by faculty from a wide range of disciplines represented in the major.