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Undergraduate Environmental Science Major

Undergraduate Majors

Environmental Science

Students studying soil and the environment

The environmental science major prepares you to solve environmental and associated human health challenges in a time of rapid ecological change. You can choose to focus on one of four emphasis areas: the biosphere; leadership, sustainability and communication; soil, air and water; physical and chemical dynamics.

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Sustainable Plant Systems

Students working on plants

The sustainable plant systems major is an interdisciplinary degree between the Department of Environmental Science, School of Plant Sciences and Biosystems Engineering that focuses on advancing the science of modern agriculture and crop science. You can choose to focus on one of four emphasis areas: agronomy, controlled environmental agriculture, urban horticulture or fresh produce safety. 

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Alternative Programs

Accelerated Masters

Student studying water quality

Well-qualified students can earn both their bachelor's in environmental science and master of science in soil, water and environmental Science through our accelerated master's program (AMP) in just five years. Interested students should be involved with research by their junior year or as soon as possible.

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Are You a Current Student? Connect with our advisor, Kathleen.

Kathleen Landeen will help you make decisions about your educational and career goals as you progress through your degree program.

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