Environmental Science (BS)

Seattle University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree at Seattle University provides the technical background necessary for students who wish to develop a career studying environmental systems. The major provides tools students will need as they become environmental professionals. These include coursework in mathematics, natural sciences, field methods, mapping tools, and the quantitative data analysis approaches that are increasingly part of this interdisciplinary field. The major also provides strong professional preparation and deep understanding of the scientific process through a year-long senior capstone project in which teams of three to five students work on a real-world project with an external sponsoring organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain 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 safe practices.
  • Use quantitative and critical thinking skills, information tools, and computer applications to interpret data and answer questions.
  • Effectively communicate to diverse audiences using written, oral, and graphic methods.
  • Comprehensively identify and explain significant environmental issues currently impacting global society.

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