Definition – An integrative, holistic, science-based study of how human activity affects and is affected by the physical, biological, and chemical processes that shape the environment.
Purpose – Provides key insight into the current environmental issues of our time for the purposes of minimizing environmental degradation and promoting sustainability.
Description - Environmental science is a broad field that seeks to connect the natural sciences (Biology, Ecology, Geology, Meteorology) that describe the environment with the human activities of business, industry, and government. This program is designed to be flexible and relevant and to help you prepare to solve our most pressing unsolved problems (reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, eliminating the CO2 emissions which are driving climate change, stopping population growth). The major is broad enough to give you options (law school, grad school, medical school, employment at all levels of government, business) and deep enough to give you an expertise.