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Environmental Science Major

What is Environmental Science?

Environmental Science is a branch of biology that focuses on the relationship between organisms and their environment. It is a multi-disciplinary field that also includes the study of physical sciences like geology and physics. Environmental scientists study the the effects of humans, industry and other sources of pollution on nature and the environment with a goal of finding new ways to conserve and improve the way we use natural resources and energy.


What makes Walsh's Environmental Science program unique?

  • Diverse Course Offering. Environmental Science majors choose from a wide assortment of electives that satisfy their personal and professional interests.
  • Early Research Opportunities.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field. Walsh even has its own Environmental Field Center  on campus. 

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Environmental Science major involves 32 semester hours of required coursework and laboratory experience. Other classes required in the Environmental Science undergraduate program include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Research
  • Botany
  • General Ecology