The B.S. degree in environmental science is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone.


  • Small class sizes
  • Emphasis on research
  • Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students

Career opportunities

Common career paths for environmental scientists include teaching, research and governmental work. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research.

Program director

Michael Kunz
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.

Biological & Environmental Science Program Director

Course listing

Required Courses (19-21 Units)

ENV-150Introduction to Environmental Studies4
MATH-311Statistics for the Natural Sciences3
PS-373Nature, Law and Policy3
THEO-425Theological Ethics and the Environment3
ENV-482Environmental Studies Practicum1-3
BIOL-485Senior Seminar in Biology1
BIOL-111General Biology: Cells and Physiology4
BIOL-496Biological Research 
or CHEM-496Chemistry Research2
CHEM-103General Chemistry I4
CHEM-104General Chemistry II4
CHEM-340Environmental Chemistry4

Electives to complete 54 units in the major (minimum of 12 units from the Division of Natural Sciences)