The ESCI major is scientifically rigorous and offers an interdisciplinary approach to the natural sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, data analysis, and physical geography. It is designed for students who want to focus on scientific careers in fields such as conservation biology; climate and the atmosphere; pollution prevention and abatement; aquatic environments; or ecosystem protection, restoration, and management. The number of credits required for Environmental Science major (approximately 104-110 credits) is comparable to other science majors.
With the exception of 401 (Research), 403 (Senior Thesis), 404 (Internship), 406 (Field Studies), 408 (Workshop), and 409 (Practicum), all courses applied to the major or minor must be graded. Grades of C- or better must be earned in all graded courses. Students may petition to substitute other courses. The Student Initiated Project and Honors options are available to majors only.