Develop a deeper understanding of how creation works and the diverse impact the growing human population is having on the world that sustains it—then learn how to do something about it.
With an environmental science major, you'll draw from a number of disciplines within the sciences to gain an understanding of how you can responsibly carry out your role as a steward of God's creation. In this program, you will choose a concentration in biology, chemistry or geology but take foundational courses in all of these areas. You will also take courses in environmental impacts, policy and ethics. These classes are specifically designed to develop a Christian philosophy of environmental management.
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Join the Environmental Stewardship Coalition; Work at the Ecosystem Preserve; Assist a professor with environmental research; Participate in campus-wide sustainability programs; Live in the Creation Care Living-Learning Community.
(32 semester hours)
(17-21 semester hours)
(25-30 semester hours)
(20-22 semester hours)
(15-16 semester hours)
In order to be admitted as a major in the environmental science program, a student must have completed three college-level science courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course and be approved by the committee, which oversees the environmental science program.
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
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Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Environmental Sciences as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: