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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Dr. Julie Layshock

Dr. Layshock is an environmental/analytical chemist who teaches courses on quantitative chemistry, instrumental analysis and environmental toxicology in Pacific’s undergraduate chemistry and environmental science programs.

Research

The Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference is returning to an in-person format this fall on Nov. 10. For many presenters, these research projects will become the basis of their senior capstone project. Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research.

B Street Farms to Become Boxer Gardens

Pacific University unveiled its new Boxer Gardens at an open house Aug. 29. The gardens sit on a compact .4-acre property on the Forest Grove Campus bordered on the west by Main Street, east by Hanson Stadium, north by the barber pole and south along the Stoller Center parking lot.