Environmental Biology

The Environmental Biology program leads to a Bachelor of Science and is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as naturalists, field biologists, environmental educators and other allied careers commonly associated with fish and wildlife management programs.  The curriculum includes a set of core courses giving the student the essentials of current biological knowledge as well as electives that increase the opportunities for practical experience with fieldwork and student-driven research.

Student Learning Goals:
  • Provide students with a solid foundation in biological, ecological and evolutionary principles that apply to the field of environmental biology
  • Provide students with knowledge of the real-world applications of environmental biology in addressing critical environmental issues
  • Provide students with specialized practical experience through service-learning, independent research and internship opportunities.
  • Prepare students for a variety of career and advanced study choices
Special Features:
  • Small class sizes equal a more interesting and interactive education. Professors get to know you as an individual and understand your particular career interests. Every lecture and laboratory is taught by a full-time faculty member who has earned a doctorate degree and been published in their field of expertise.
  • Students who meet membership criteria have the opportunity to join the college's chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society.
  • Students have the opportunity to help organize and run the annual Science Night and BioBlitz events for local community.
  • Opportunity to help the college maintain our Tree Campus USA status with annual tree planting and other conservation-oriented projects.
  • Students have the option to join the student-run Environmental Club or any of the many other clubs on campus. Visit the Student Clubs and Organizations web page for more information.
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct and present original research at scientific conferences as early as their second semester

Field biologist
Environmental/Biological educators
Natural resource conservation
Wildlife management
Environmental consulting
Natural history and interpretation
Fisheries biology

If you are interested in working in a science laboratory, teaching or medicine or other health-related fields, or in a biology-based industry you may be interested in our B.A. in Biology degree. Please click here for more information.

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