Students majoring in the Bachelor of Science program need to achieve 14 more credits of science and math, resulting in a stronger understanding of the sciences required. Environmental science students can choose from four areas: atmospheric science, biology, chemistry or geoscience. You will also have the choice of partaking in a capstone project, this project provides you with a real-world viewpoint on concepts you learn in the classroom.
SLU's minor in environmental science needs a minimum 21 credit hours.
SLU offers both a B.A. and a B.S. in Environmental Science. Students looking towards graduate school or working as environmental scientists are encouraged to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, which requires an extra 14 credits of math and science coursework. The Bachelor of Arts degree is more suited to students interested in a professional degree such as a J.D. or M.B.A.
Suffolk University’s time-honoured Environmental Science major is now housed in the Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES). This program is designed to offer a more pioneering, multidisciplinary approach to exploring and understanding how urban societies work in the context of environmental sustainability.
The Environmental Science major offers students a wide background in physical and biological sciences that they can use in speciality environmental science courses. Students then investigate the areas of policy, regulation and environmental ethics to discover how scientific conclusions are assimilated into society. Environmental Science students may design their major to emphasize biological related influences or chemistry impacts.