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Academic Departments with Environmental Emphases

Biology Department

Earn and environmental science major with a biology emphasis
Discover 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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Earn an environmental science major with a chemistry emphasis
If you want to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions, an environmental studies major will prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields.

You can also continue your education through graduate programs such as ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or environmental biology.

Engineering

Sustainability Efforts throughout the Enginnering department
At Calvin, professors and students alike have a desire to create and implement sustainable energy and living habits. We strive to do this through various research and class projects. Sustainability is also a common inspiration for senior engineering students' Design Projects.

Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies

Major in environmental science with a geology concentration
The environmental science major program of concentration is intended for those who plan to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions.

The major will prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields and for further study in graduate programs such as ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or environmental biology.
 
Major in enviromental geology
The environmental geology major involves 67-68 semester hours of course work. This major track leads to a bachelor of science (BS) degree.
Minor in environmental studies
The environmental studies group minor program of concentration is intended for students who are following a disciplinary major and who also have an interest in studying a broad range of environmental problems and issues at the local, national, and global levels.