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Academics: Environmental Science - Biology

Biology emphasis course requirements

Two from among: 

Seminar Course – complete two semesters of this course

  • CHEM 103 - 104 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 253 or CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 271 - 281 Environmental Chemistry
  • GEOL 151 Introduction to Geology
  • GEOL 311 Geomorphology
  • GEOL 312 Environmental Geology
  • MATH 132 (or 171)-143 or MATH 171-172 and 243
  • Environmental Studies - ENST 210 Human Modifications of the Global Environment
  • ENST 302 Environmental & Society: Issues & Policies
  • ENST 395 History & Philosophy of Environmental Thought

Did you know?

The Biology department's curriculum is changing, and will affect the Environmental Science-Biology Emphasis (B.S.) program. Get your  questions answered and see how you may be affected.

Program Advisor

The advisor for students who choose the biology emphasis is Randall Van Dragt (BIOL).


Environmental science will prepare you for a job in a variety of fields or further study in graduate programs like ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or environmental biology.

Where do some of our recent environmental science graduates work?

  • for the MI Department of Environmental Quality in Kent County
  • in Chicago for a consulting company doing wetland mitigation planning for construction projects
  • for the Land Conservancy in Texas protecting an endangered species of prairie chickens
  • at Ohio State researching forestry management to minimize the impact of invasive species in forests

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