Environmental Science

Overview & Academics

The ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE program will provide the foundation to pursue academic and career goals through a diverse curriculum including research experience (that incorporates writing, oral communication and quantitative reasoning skills); an excitement for environmental science will be cultivated, promoting continued exploration in the field.

Through collaboration and innovative teaching pedagogy, students will become independent, critical thinkers in environmental science.

Career Options

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Forestry
  • Public Education

Careers such as laboratory technicians, industry scientists, outreach coordinators and research activists are also possible.

Major Requirements

  • Life Science w/Lab
  • Methods in Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Evolution
  • Intro. to Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Global Water Issues
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Methods
  • Agroecology
  • Environmental Science w/Lab
  • College Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics

Concentration Requirements:

At least one course and lab from each category:
Biology Elective Tier: Any 300-400 level BIO course not required in major core, diversity tier or field biology tier.

Field Biology Tier:

  • Biology of Plants
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Internship


  • Environmental
  • Health

Earth Science Tier:

  • Physical Geology w/Lab or Fundamentals of Marine
  • Geology w/Lab

Diversity Tier:

  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Department

Minor Requirements

  • Cell Biology
  • Evolution
  • Intro. to Environmental Science
  • Global Water Issues
  • Ecology
  • Agroecology

Environmental Science Faculty

Department Contact

Daniel Elias

Assistant Professor of Biology
Environmental Science Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Ball State University