The underlying theme in the Environmental Sciences major is that of sustainability. The program includes courses offered mostly in departments of the College of Sciences, with some courses in departments in other colleges of the university. Environmental science has a strong geographic component; understanding how vegetation, soils, climate, water, and human activities interact within a spatial context is the basis of environmental science.
Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in applied arts and sciences. The program provides students with a rigorous and broad foundation in those sciences most relevant to environmental issues. The program offers three emphases:
- Ecosystem Management
- International Environmental Sciences
- Watershed Science (joint program with the Department of Geography)
- Upon completion of the degree, students will be prepared to understand and contribute to a broad range of environmental problems confronting society.
- This major should be especially attractive to students who wish a broader background in the environmental sciences than is easily offered by individual departments.
The major will prepare the student for employment in diverse situations in the dynamic and ever-changing environmental science job market. It is also an excellent undergraduate major for students planning to proceed to gradate school in any of the environmental sciences.
You can view more complete information regarding the Environmental Sciences program in the General Catalog. All students are responsible for reading and knowing the information pertinent to their areas of study available in the General Catalog. It contains requirements for all academic majors, course descriptions, policies, and regulations governing progress at the university. Catalogs are distributed at all New Student Orientation programs. To order a General Catalog, call (619) 594-7535.