Environmental Science

Environmental Science is the study of the biological and physical world as it is affected by natural and man-made processes. It is a field that has become increasingly important as we recognize our responsibilities for pollution, resource depletion, and land abuse. Students develop the skills needed to investigate, document, and solve environmental problems. Each student selects an area of emphasis and selects from a series of advanced courses in such fields as restoration ecology, watershed management, geospatial analysis, and sustainable management.

Our Environmental Science program at BGSU places priority on the natural sciences and the natural world. Students develop the skills needed to investigate, document, and solve environmental problems. Course work in the social sciences and humanities provides additional tools that enables our students to understand the interrelationships that characterize sensitive environmental issues.

Students choose from several programmatic areas to develop specialized expertise. These areas include sustainable management, environmental restoration, watershed management, geospatial analysis and environmental education and interpretation. Graduates are well-qualified for a large variety of careers, and to enter professional or graduate school.

Minor Available

Environmental Science minor learning outcomes are for students to achieve understanding of:

  • the breadth of current critical environmental issues facing the planet
  • select scientific disciplines critical to comprehensive understanding of environmental issues
  • three topical areas of critical importance to environmental quality.    

Details of course requirements for major and minor can be found on College of Arts and Sciences program pages.

For questions or further information, please contact
Holly Myers, Advisor
201 Memorial Hall
419 372-8208
hmyersj@bgsu.edu