Environmental Science

Offered as a major (B.S.)

To preserve and protect.

Environmental science is the application of scientific information in order to solve conflicts resulting from humans' use of our planet's resources.

Through this interdisciplinary study, you will gain an understanding of the sustainability of natural systems and resources, the interrelationships between these systems, and the human impact on the environment.

The Curriculum

Environmental science is an inherently interdisciplinary field, using and combining information from such varied disciplines as biology, chemistry, geology, economics, political science, law, and ethics. The program is designed to provide you with the tools to critically examine environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Beyond the required foundational science courses, you will take a broad range of science and humanities courses, allowing you to tailor the program to you interests.

The Professors

Your Future

Many students who obtain the B.S. degree in environmental science are planning careers in environmental protection and management, risk assessment, environmental law, or education. The program also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in various environmental fields.

Graduate Schools

  • Western Washington/Southern Oregon
  • Arizona State University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Tufts University


  • Chevron Environmental Management Company
  • Klamath Bird Observatory
  • Law Offices of Kempur & Kempur
  • Pacific Disaster Center
  • Sea World San Diego
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Andersen Environmental
  • Sierra Club

Career Paths

  • Law Office Assistant
  • Education Counselor
  • U.S. Forest Service Assistant
  • Environmental Field Technician
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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