Environmental Science integrates natural and social sciences to study the interrelationships between people and nature. Using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates academic fields like ecology, hydrology, earth and soil sciences, natural resource management, ethics, as well as environmental policy and law, the Environmental Science program empowers students to analyze complex environmental issues across multiple perspectives. In doing so, Environmental Science students learn to assess causes of environmental problems and apply their knowledge to develop solutions to these problems.
Students may choose between the Bachelor of Arts track and the Bachelor of Science track. The BS places greater emphasis on the natural sciences, whereas the BA is more focused on the social sciences and their application to economics, policy, and management.
See the Undergraduate Catalog for course listings and credit requirements for the Environmental Science B.A. and B.S. programs.
SNRE supports the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources (EMANR), offered by the Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences. For undergraduates seeking to major in this program, please visit the Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences website.