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Environmental Science students at Seattle University are getting out in the world! Our curriculum combines small class sizes, hands-on labs, and field work to give you a well-rounded set of skills. Our students do internships in the state of Washington and across the country, with The Nature Conservancy, the US House of Representatives, the Park Service, and more.
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. The major
is partially self-designed, allowing you to take additional upper
division courses in the areas that suit your interests, such as water
resources waste treatment, or chemical analysis of environmental
samples. You will delve further into your interests by taking major
elective courses such as Quantitative Analysis, Hazardous Waste
Engineering, Marine Biology, or Biochemistry.
Seattle University commitment to an integrated education allows the
opportunity to examine environmental issues from multiple perspectives
within the core curriculum, including philosophy, literature, economics,
and law. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is also
compatible with obtaining a minor in biology, chemistry, or
Understand and apply principles of biology/ecology,
chemistry, physics, math/statistics, and engineering that are relevant
to natural systems and environmental processes.
Plan and execute experiments in the laboratory and in
the field using appropriate instruments, careful data collection, and
Use quantitative and critical thinking skills,
information tools, and computer applications to interpret data and
Effectively communicate to diverse audiences using written, oral, and graphic methods.
Comprehensively understand significant environmental issues currently impacting global society.
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