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BS in Environmental Science

Environmental Science Major

The Environmental Science program offers a practical, technical-based, cross-disciplinary program centered on biology, chemistry and geology. The program integrates classroom work with extensive field, lab and research experience and allows students opportunities to interact with working environmental professionals. All students take an identical core of Environmental Science courses complemented by a concentration in one of the three core sciences.

Motivated students have the opportunity to obtain a double major in both Environmental Science and their concentration area. Graduates leave Eastern with the opportunity for immediate employment in the environmental profession or for entry into graduate or professional school.

After acceptance, students must maintain a 2.50 GPA overall to remain in the program. To finish in four years, it is assumed that students will start the program with the necessary math background to enter into the calculus sequence.

What will I study?

Environmental Science Courses

The Scientific Method
Statistics and Data Analysis
Scientific Presentation
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Geology
Geographic Information Systems
Ecology and Natural History

Environmental Emphases

Students must satisfy course requirements in any one of the following three subject areas:
Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology

Environmental Science Curriculum

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Develop an integrated knowledge of major concepts in the area of environmental science and an understanding of fundamental roles that biology, chemistry and geology play in environmental science;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationships among the physical and biological components of ecosystems;
  • Use epistemologically sound quantitative techniques for the analysis of biotic and abiotic samles and systems;
  • Develop sufficient preparation in the environmental sciences to successfully compete in a graduate or professional program, or to realize employment in an environmental science-related career;
  • Demonstrate effective oral, graphical, and written communication abilities, and critical thinking skills as related to the environmental sciences.
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