Be able to integrate the many different aspects of environmental science and relate the underlying scientific theory to how environmental considerations affect our everyday lives
Why study environmental science at Benedictine?
• As Americans become more aware of the urgent need to recognize and solve environmental problems, environmental scientists have become increasingly in demand, and this trend is expected to continue.
• We have received more requests from local industries for students to fill internships in environmental science than we have had students to fill the demand. Former students doing such internships have been able to find permanent employment after graduation.
• Students with the Environmental Science major will be able to enter graduate school or look for employment after earning the bachelor’s degree.
An Environmental Science graduate will:
• Have a solid, multi-disciplinary understanding of environmental problems and solutions
• Be able to integrate the many different aspects of environmental science and relate the underlying scientific theory to how environmental considerations affect our everyday lives
• Have an understanding of the principles (natural science) and practice (for example – economics, politics, ethics, history) of environmental problems
• Be skilled in the areas of critical reasoning, problem-solving and communication (written and oral)
• Earn OSHA HAZWOPER certification
What careers are available in environmental science?
Among the career choices of our recent graduates in Environmental Science are the following:
What does a degree in Environmental Science at Benedictine offer?
Students majoring in Environmental Science choose a major that has a solid foundation in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) and incorporates a strong liberal arts education stressing critical thinking, problem-solving and communication.
Our world is facing an increasing array of environmental problems and concerns. These problems tend to be multi-disciplinary in nature, often involving a combination of science, economics and politics. There is a growing need for trained professionals to deal with these problems. Benedictine tradition emphasizes a dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth, and the Environmental Science major at Benedictine University strives to fulfill the University’s mission of preparing students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.
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