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Environmental Science Major

Environmental science students gain a solid foundation in the science and theory behind how pressing environmental issues affect natural systems through classes about terrestrial and aquatic ecology, global climate change, and environmental policy. The program encourages students to be environmental advocates and enter values-based careers.

The major is for students seeking careers in environmental consulting, government, parks and recreation, teaching, research, environmental law, and other areas requiring strength in environmental science. The major also prepares you for graduate programs in ecology and environmental science.

Our students also have the opportunity to travel to locally and globally, to Mentor Headlands along the Lake Erie shoreline, the Appalachian Mountains, the Mojave Desert of California, or even Costa Rica.

What Will You Learn

Of course you’ll learn about basic biological and chemical principles, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, biodiversity, along with many other foundational skills. After these introductory courses, you’ll learn about terrestrial and aquatic ecology, global climate change, and environmental policy.