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.
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.
For questions or further information, please contact
Holly Myers, Advisor
201 Memorial Hall