B.A. in Environmental Science
Be a catalyst for creation care
As an emerging environmental scientist, you’ll incorporate studies in biology, chemistry, economics, politics, business and ethics to understand the relationship between humans and the natural world. You’ll be equipped to pursue a career in urban development, field research, natural resource management, environmental restoration, or other related fields. And you’ll emerge ready to tackle pressing creation care issues such as climate change, pollution and sustainable agriculture.
Explore the field in depth
- Evaluate the many facets of human impact on the environment.
- Analyze environmental problems from a variety of disciplines, including the sciences, ethics, politics and economics.
- Develop appropriate strategies to research and analyze environmental problems from a scientific perspective.
- Construct a coherent understanding of environmental science that is integrated with Christian theological principles.
- Critique values, assumptions and contexts that influence the relationship and response between humans and the environment.
- Effectively use and critically evaluate the current scientific literature in the discipline.
- Effectively communicate the standards and current practices in the field of environmental sciences to both professional audiences and lay people.
Environmental Systems Concentration
This concentration offers a strong and versatile foundation in the fundamental sciences: chemistry, biology, and physics. This is a great path for students interested in getting an entry-level job in an environmental science field, and it offers the best preparation for students interested in graduate study or medical school. Examples of entry-level environmental science positions are an environmental health specialist, wetland scientist, and water quality technician.
Global Environmental Studies Concentration
This concentration is designed for students interested in human-environment interactions and includes several elective courses that may count toward a minor in Global Studies. Students in the Global Environmental Studies concentration may pursue a career in environmental policy, international development, and/or global missions.