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The environmental science program supports environmentally focused coursework and service that will educate you in academic disciplines related to the environment; use the themes of sustainability and shalom to provide a center for analysis, reflection and action; and manifest the principles of the kingdom of God by preparing you for a life of environmental service within the global human and ecological community. Environmental science is appropriate if you desire a broad scientific training for government, business and non-profit organizations or graduate study in fields related to the environment.


  • 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 research. Specific opportunities can be found in public affairs, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation and graduate study in any of the related sciences.

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)