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BS in Environmental Science


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    Environmental Science Major

    The Environmental Science program offers a practical, technical-based, cross-disciplinary program centered on biology, chemistry and geology. The program integrates classroom work with extensive field, lab and research experience and allows students opportunities to interact with working environmental professionals. All students take an identical core of Environmental Science courses complemented by a concentration in one of the three core sciences.

    Motivated students have the opportunity to obtain a double major in both Environmental Science and their concentration area. Graduates leave Eastern with the opportunity for immediate employment in the environmental profession or for entry into graduate or professional school.

    After acceptance, students must maintain a 2.50 GPA overall to remain in the program. To finish in four years, it is assumed that students will start the program with the necessary math background to enter into the calculus sequence.

    What will I study?

    Environmental Science Courses

    The Scientific Method
    Statistics and Data Analysis
    Scientific Presentation
    Environmental Chemistry
    Environmental Geology
    Geographic Information Systems
    Ecology and Natural History

    Environmental Emphases

    Students must satisfy course requirements in any one of the following three subject areas:
    Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology

    Environmental Science Curriculum

    Emphases / Concentrations:

    Contact Information

    Environmental Science
    130 Science Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2286
    fax: 509.359.4386

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