Environmental Science (BS)

Eureka College

Date Posted: June 14, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences, including biology, ecology, chemistry, data analysis, and field methods. The major is designed for students who have a strong interest in ecology and the interactions between humans and the natural world. The structure of this major encourages (but does not require) students to take a minor in Biology or Chemistry, while incorporating interdisciplinary study at Eureka College.

All students in the Environmental Science program will participate in in-depth research internships in their field of study, preparing them to enter the workforce with applicable skills and knowledge. Through courses, laboratory, and fieldwork, as well as internships and a capstone study, the major provides students with skills and knowledge to address current environmental challenges. The Environmental Science major is ideal for students who want carers in fields including ecosystem protection, restoration and management, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, water resources, and pollution abatement. Graduates of this major will be prepared to hold positions in the non-profit sector, government agencies, and private businesses.

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