B.A. Environmental Science / Studies

Major

Environmental scientists study the effects of humans, industry, production and other sources of pollution on nature and the environment. Many of these professionals also do advocacy work, trying to curb as much environmental damage as possible. One of the best parts of majoring in environmental science is that it’s such a broad and generalized field, which can lead to a plethora of interesting professional opportunities.  

The environmental science program at Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for various environmental careers by providing a core of required courses in different disciplines such as  

  • Natural resources 
  • Geography  
  • Chemistry 
  • Business 

Environmental Science Courses

120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100% Faculty with terminal degree
 

Help our planet survive and thrive! 

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Program Highlights

WHY STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AT CONCORDIA? 

The environmental science major at Concordia University, Nebraska prepares students for careers as leaders in understanding and addressing complex environmental issues from a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary perspective. Graduates of the environmental science program will work to conserve our environment in the face of increasing human population growth and anthropogenic activities that degrade natural resources and ecosystems. 

MEET OUR EXPERT FACULTY 

As experts in environmental science, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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David Carrasco
Bogota, Columbia

Concordia's unique drone and GIS technologies coursework are useful for ecology, conservation, agriculture and fieldwork. We are in a constant search for ways to help and improve the relationship of humanity with the natural world.

Accreditation

Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

An environmental studies program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Develop a strong applied foundational knowledge of environmental systems including physical and biogeography, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, and environmental chemistry. 
  • Understand the complex relationships between natural and human systems. 
  • apply mathematical and statistical concepts to field and laboratory data to study natural phenomena. 
  • Use GIS to solve geospatial problems. 
  • Design, execute and communicate scientific projects and research goals. 

Natural Sciences Minors

  • Agricultural Science  
  • Biology  
  • Chemistry  
  • Environmental Studies  
  • Physics 

Career Outcomes

Environmental Engineer 

  • Prepare, review and update environmental reports, design projects and analyze scientific data 
  • Discover new ways to reduce waste, improve recycling, or manage air, water and soil pollution 

Environmental Biologist 

  • Study the impact of human activities on ecosystems and the species living in them 
  • Monitor environmental conditions and conduct studies to determine how interaction by humans changes the ecosystem 

Environmental Lawyer 

  • Advise clients on green standards and sustainability issues such as water and air quality, hazardous waste disposal, species protection and sustainability practices 
  • Specialize in environmental rights, international environmental law, climate change, sustainability or renewable energies 

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.