Majors and Minors
For more information, read the Environmental Programs brochure.
College of Arts and Sciences
BA in Environmental Studies
BA in Environmental Studies with Public Policy and Urban Affairs specialization
Environmental Studies links the natural sciences with the social sciences and humanities in an integrative sequence that moves from the earth, to life, to human beings and spirit. Ecology provides the framework for seeing the whole web of natural systems, and for discovering humans’ role within them. This major is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding environmental crises and developing strategies for their solutions. Environmental Studies majors are prepared to work in areas that are related to environmental policy.
College of Science and Engineering
BS in Environmental Science
The environmental science degree offers a broad background in the basic and applied sciences, with foundation courses in general biology, general and organic chemistry and environmental engineering. Similar to the biology or chemistry major, the Environmental Science degree also fulfills the requirements for most pre-health professional programs. Environmental Science and Engineering majors tend to work in both technical and policy areas.
BS in Civil Engineering with Environmental Engineering specialization
Environmental engineering is the design of systems or approaches to protect, manage and improve the quality of our water, soil and air through the control of wastes, pollution prevention and environmental restoration. Environmental Science and Engineering majors tend to work in both technical and policy areas.