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Waynesburg University offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Students entering this fast-growing and dynamic field can expect to become involved directly in addressing some of the most significant problems related to human impacts on the environment.
The Environmental Science program includes courses in biology, ecology, chemistry, geology, environmental policy, and mathematics, and applies these courses to the evaluation of current environmental issues from a scientific perspective.
This multidisciplinary approach is designed to meet the needs of students who desire a broadly based environmental education in preparation for careers in such areas as applied environmental ecology, field biology, energy, environmental law, teaching, communications, journalism, government service, and private industry/consulting. Curriculum is designed to be flexible, to accommodate the individual career interests of each student. Many students will also choose to continue on to graduate school for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
Environmental Science majors are strongly encouraged to participate in summer internship opportunities available through many state and federal government agencies, private consulting firms and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Student interns have the unique opportunity to obtain valuable training and experience with established scientists and other professionals currently working in their field of interest. The internship will provide students with definitive career and research experience using the latest technology that will further strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for jobs or continued education in the environmental area.