About the Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Bachelor of Science Degree
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Why study environmental sciences at WSU?
If you have a passion for the environment and want to make a difference for the long-term viability of ecosystems, wildlife and human communities across our planet, consider earning your degree in environmental science at Weber State University. Like all other degrees in the College of Science at Weber State, our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science involves close interaction and collaboration between faculty and students, including an opportunity to complete an undergraduate research project.
With your degree, you can become an environmental scientist, a problem solver who works on complex issues such as:
- Climate change
- Natural resources
- Wildlife and ecosystem conservation
You’ll use your knowledge of life and physical sciences to protect environmental quality and viability and human health.
What will you learn?
As an environmental science major, you will conduct research in the outdoor laboratory of northern Utah’s mountains and lakes, along with our modern and well-equipped laboratories on campus, to explore issues of environmental health and natural resource management.
You will learn to view and interpret Earth's surface as a complex system that supplies the requirements and resources for viable natural ecosystems and healthy human communities, along with presenting challenges for society in the form of climate change, natural hazards, pollution and resource scarcity. You’ll complete courses in the life and physical sciences, as well as mathematics.
Upon graduation, you’ll have developed skills in data collection — both in the field and in the lab — data analysis and the interpretation and presentation of results. These are the critical thinking and communication skills common to all well-trained scientists.
What can you do with an Environmental Science degree?
Your degree will prepare you for entry-level jobs in the environmental sector of STEM-related careers and for graduate programs in environmental science and related fields, such as natural resource management or environmental law and policy.
With your degree, you’ll find career opportunities with:
- Government agencies that manage public lands and/or enforce environmental regulations at the local, state or federal level
- Large private companies that utilize natural resources
- Consulting firms that specialize in helping clients address environmental issues
- Colleges and universities that engage in high-level environmental research
What other options do you have?
We love this interdisciplinary degree, which we designed to produce broadly-trained graduates for a large range of environment-related careers. However, if you want to save the planet but aren't sure this degree is the right fit, there are other great options to consider!
- Check out the College of Science Departments and the majors they offer. This is a great option if you want to focus more on a specific area of environmental science that you are drawn to.
- There are sustainability-related majors and minors in programs all across campus. These include degrees like Energy Engineering; Geography, which has numerous sustainability-related emphases; and the Environmental Studies Minor.
- Still undecided? Talk to one of our advisors about your interests, and we can help direct you to the program that sounds like the best fit.