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A core curriculum of 42 hours provides a unified presentation of environmental studies as a coherent framework of concepts, theories, facts, skills, and values essential to all students pursuing a vocational calling in this field.

The environmental science curriculum, consisting of core and elective courses, prepares all students to address environmental problems integrating knowledge from across the natural and social sciences. In addition, students acquire specific environmental skills such as environmental research design, statistics, computer mapping and information systems, and pollution assessment. All of this is done within the context of a Christian environmental ethic in which students develop their personal and professional identity as stewards of Creation. 

Beyond the core, an additional 10 hours are selected from the list of electives in consultation with the program director

The core curriculum for Environmental Science is:



Core Basic Sciences 

ENVR 221

Introduction to Environmental Science



GEOL 201


GEOL 211

Geology in the Field


Physical Geology


BIOL 242
Diversity of Life: An Intro to Zoology and Botany   
BIOL 243

Processes of Life: Ecology and Evolution



CHEM 231 

General Chemistry I



Technical Environmental Science Courses

ENVR 341

Quantitative Methods for Env. Analysis & Problem Solving



GEOL 371

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems



ENVR 381

Environmental Pollution and Toxicology



Social Science- Environmental Science Connections 

HNGR 114


URBN 114

Poverty, Justice and Transformation

Social Life of Cities

Professional Courses 

ENVR 494
Environmental Science Capstone

ENVR 495


ENVR 496

Environmental Science Research



Field Course One approved field intensive course