Environmental Science

The environmental science minor at Pacific University allows students to complement their major with an interdisciplinary look at environmental issues, focusing on current science. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of natural and applied environmental science, along with related fields in human behavior and environmental health.

Program Highlights

  • Pair any major with a science-based exploration of environmental topics.
  • Study chemistry and biology, as well as environmental politics and economics.
  • Build an understanding of current issues concerning the environment.

Research, Scholarship and Internships

Students have a variety of opportunities to broaden their experience and explore different fields in
Environmental Studies through internships and research programs.

Opportunities Available


Students who minor in environmental science at Pacific University take core environmental studies courses, along with classes in chemistry and biology. They pair their scientific studies with social science fields such as economics, health and human behavior to gain a deeper understanding of the human elements of environmental issues.

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