Environmental Science

Embrace the future with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

We take pride in offering a rigorous curriculum designed specifically to equip you for success in the ever-evolving field of environmental science. Our program places a strong emphasis on the natural sciences and mathematics, providing you with a solid foundation in scientific principles that are crucial for understanding and addressing the pressing environmental challenges of our time.

At Duquesne, we understand the significance of a holistic approach to environmental studies. We believe in providing you with a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues, enabling you to explore the intricate relationships between human societies and the natural world. By integrating science, policy, and theory, our program ensures that you develop a well-rounded perspective that prepares you for a wide range of rewarding career paths.

One of the standout features of our program is the personalized attention and one-on-one mentoring you'll receive throughout your undergraduate journey. Our committed faculty advisors are dedicated to working closely with you, tailoring a unique course of study that aligns with your individual interests and aspirations. This personalized approach guarantees that you receive customized guidance and unwavering support, empowering you to thrive both academically and professionally.

Embark on a journey that prepares you to become a catalyst for positive change. Together, we can shape a sustainable and resilient world for generations to come.

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Program Information

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Science provides students with a strong foundation in the natural sciences and mathematics. Courses emphasize the integration of science, policy, and theory, providing students with a holistic view of the environmental challenges facing society.

Program Type

Major, Minor



Academic Department

Environmental Science and Management



Required Credit Hours


The Student Experience

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"My time at Duquesne has been a really great experience. I joined various student organizations and became part of the Duquesne community, And then my research allowed me to become part of a larger community, where I could use my skills to help improve the environment.”

Mikayla Bayto B.S. Environmental Science, '23

Prepared For Anything

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates in our program are strongly encouraged to pursue independent research, which fosters a closer relationship with a faculty research director. This mentorship opportunity not only enhances students' skills but also helps them navigate career planning. The hands-on research experience equips graduates with practical knowledge and critical thinking skills, empowering them to address real-world environmental challenges.

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After Duquesne

By enrolling in the Environmental Science program, students position themselves for a range of exciting career opportunities. Graduates have secured positions in environmental consulting firms, conservation organizations, government agencies, research institutions, and non-profit organizations. They are at the forefront of tackling pressing environmental issues, driving sustainable solutions, and advocating for a greener future.

Course Offerings

To assist students in achieving their academic goals within the B.S. in Environmental Science program, we recommend the following course sequence. Please note that undergraduate research is highly encouraged.

  • ENVI 251 Prin of Envi Science 
  • ENVI 472 Env Biology 
  • ENVI 452 Env Chemistry 
  • ENVI 470 Env Toxicology 
  • ENVI Capstone
Students must take at least one field course- ENVI 466/492W/494 or other courses approved by their faculty mentor.
  • MATH 115 Calculus I
  • MATH 225/301 Statistics I
  • MATH/CS Electives* (6 CR) 
  • CHEM 121 Gen Chem I
  • CHEM 121L Gen Chem I Lab
  • CHEM 122 Gen Chem II
  • CHEM 122L Gen Chem II Lab
  • CHEM 211 Organic Chem I
  • CHEM 211L Organic Chem I Lab
  • CHEM 212 Organic Chem II
  • CHEM 212L Organic Chem II Lab 
  • BIOL111 / 111L Biology I/Lab
  • BIOL 112 / 112L Biology II/Lab
  • BIOL 212 Cell & Molecular
  • BIOL 329 Gen. Microbiology 

  • PHYS 201/211 Physics I
  • PHYS 201L/211L Physics I Lab 
  • PHYS 202/212 Physics II 
  • PHYS 202L/212L Physics II Lab 
  • ENGL 302W Scientific Writing
  • SPRG 105 Seminar: Career Dev.
  • Experiential Learning  
Students must take a minimum of 9 credits of general electives.