Environmental Science (BS)
Bethel's environmental science program is an advising program within the biology major or natural sciences major. Students can opt to add another major or minor that supports a particular interest. Possibilities include chemistry, communication arts, economics, peace, justice and conflict studies or history. In addition to our fine academic resources, Bethel also boasts several excellent and unique natural areas. Right on the edge of campus is an award-winning prairie reconstruction and a several-mile hiking path through a wild riparian habitat. The biology department manages a rare 80-acre Sand Prairie Natural History Preserve just minutes from campus as well as the 80-acre Broadie Prairie Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills (the largest expanse of original tallgrass prairie left on the continent). Finally, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, a 17-acre exhibit of prairie plants and ecosystems, is located just up the road in Hesston.