Environmental Science

Major, Minor

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of natural and applied environmental science, along with the related fields of human behavior and environmental health.

Students develop a core understanding of the language concepts and methods of environmental sciences, as well as perspectives on current issues facing the environment. They have a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between humans and their environment, which will suit them in careers and civic life.

Students who major in the field earn a bachelor of science in environmental science with an emphasis in environmental biology or chemistry and toxicology.

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Fallon Harris '14 with students at Cornelius Elementary

Alumna Fallon Harris '14 created the nonprofit Eden Acres, promoting environmental literacy for all learners of all ages. Today, the organization is partnered with area schools, public agencies, and businesses, offering outdoor classes and sustainability activities for youth.

Kayleigh DeBruyne ’18

Kayleigh DeBruyne '18 spent a semester in Tanzania completing her senior project, a research endeavor that combined environmental science, anthropology and women's issues.

Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.