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


GEOL 221

Geology in the Field

Physical Geology

Physical Geology for Science Majors


BIOL 242

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

Processes of Life: Ecology and Evolution


CHEM 236 

General Chemistry I


Technical Environmental Science Courses

ENVR 241

Quantitative Methods for Env. Analysis & Problem Solving


ENVR 371

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


ENVR 381

Environmental Pollution and Toxicology


Social Science- Environmental Science Connections 

HNGR 114


URBN 231

Poverty, Justice and Transformation


Professional Courses 

ENVR 494

Environmental Science Capstone

ENVR 495


ENVR 496

Environmental Science Research




Field Course One approved field intensive course


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