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Environmental Science

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Department of Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Program

 

Discover our world!

 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, environmental science jobs are predicted to grow 15% faster than the overall job market average, which comes as no surprise as society tries to balance the needs of citizens with environmental sustainability and conservation. Students who major in environmental science learn how natural processes shape the natural world and how humans impact nature. They are passionate about the outdoors and want to find solutions to environmental problems like habitat loss, sustainable development, water quality, biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, and more. Environmental science takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the atmosphere, ocean, earth, and ecosystems.

Areas of study
 

  • Weather and climate
  • Energy
  • Ecology
  • Oceanography
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Policy

 

Career Options
 

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Watershed Planner
  • Green Energy Coordinator
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Environmental Compliance Officer
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Climate Scientist
     

Graduate Programs
 

  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Policy
  • Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Marine Science
  • Geology

What’s special about this program?

 

Employers and graduate programs seek graduates with undergraduate research experiences; real-world experiences in the classroom and in close collaboration with environmental experts are fundamental to our program. In addition to rigorous traditional classroom and laboratory studies, our students study in locations as close as White Clay Creek—a wild and scenic river whose tributaries begin on campus—to as far as the polar regions or tropical islands while studying abroad during winter session.

Get involved
 

CEOE’s Living Learning Community
Semester-in-Residence
EnvironMentors
DENIN Ambassadors
Study abroad programs

Extracurricular environmental field trips
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Faculty-sponsored research
Coast Day
Earth Week
Students for the Environment

Sample curriculum

CHEM103

 

General Chemistry I
CHEM104

General Chemistry II

 

ENGL110

Critical Reading and Writing

 

ENSC101

 

Introduction to the Environment

GEOG220

 

Meteorology
MATH241

Analytical Geometry and Calculus A

 

MATH242 

 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus B

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

APEC150

Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

APEC480

Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Management

 

BISC207

Introductory Biology I

 

GEOL107

General Geology

 

PHYS201

Introductory Physics I

 

PLSC204/205

Introduction to Soil Science with Lab

 

  Foreign Language Courses
ENSC300

Earth Systems: Science and Policy

 

ENWC201

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

 

GEOG412

Physical Climatology

 

MAST482

Introduction to Ocean Science

 

POSC350

Politics and the Environment

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

 

Environmental Science Concentration Course

 

  University Breadth Courses
ENSC450

Proseminar: The Environment

 

PHIL448

Environmental Ethics

 

 

Environmental Science Concentration Courses

 

 

University Breadth Requirements

 

  Elective Courses or Directed Research