Environmental Science

Environmental science is the study of the environment and solving environmental problems.

For this major you’ll take lots of environmental science classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in environmental science.

Sample Courses

Environmental Science Courses:

  • Biology I + Lab
  • Biology II + Lab
  • Chemistry I + Lab
  • Chemistry II + Lab
  • Physics
  • Principles of Environmental Science + Lab
  • Microclimatology + Lab
  • Environmental Chemistry + Lab
  • General Ecology + Lab
  • Freshwater Aquatic Systems + Lab
  • Environmental Microbiology + Lab
  • Coastal Systems + Lab
  • Environmental Human Ecology
  • Research Methods
  • GIS & Remote Sensing + Lab
  • Electives

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Microbiology & Environmental Science Major Denise G.

“I am a double major in microbiology and environmental science. I love the environment and I also like microbiology. And bringing those two together really is what I want to study. I think any 10- or 13-year-old girl should be interested in STEM and pursue it because science is fun, and there’s always something new to discover.”

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