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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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.
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.