As a student in our Environmental Science major, you will explore solutions to environmental problems through courses in the biological, chemical, geological, and social sciences. This foundation to an array of issues that impact our world prepares you to tackle complex local and global problems through a curriculum that can be tailored specifically to your interests.
- A variety of unique field opportunities, most notably at The Wilds, an internationally renowned wildlife preserve near Cumberland, Ohio, as well as at our McAllister Field Station near Otsego, Ohio
- Flexibility to gain in-depth proficiency in the field of specialization of your choice (biology, chemistry, geology, or the social sciences).
- Research projects with campus faculty
- Participation in off-campus industrial internships and internships at governmental agencies, including placements at Sageguard Solutions, the Ohio EPA, the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District, the West Creek Conservancy, Stark Parks Wildlife Conservation Center, the Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of Zanesville, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Salt Fork State Park, and the Fulton County Conservation District
Our graduates are prepared for immediate employment and/or graduate studies in the analysis and mitigation of environmental problems.
Environmental Science students have found employment at companies including Diversified Engineering, Inc., Bi-Con Services, LedPro Corporation, Tetra Tech, Halliburton, Linear Active LLC, and Toyota, and governmental agencies including The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Ohio EPA, the ODNR, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the WV Department of Environmental Protection.
Those students who go on to graduate programs have attended schools such as The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Purdue University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Miami University of Ohio, Columbus State University (Georgia), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Nova Southeastern University.