Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Human influence on the environment promises to be one of the most pressing problems of the 21st century. Because assertions based on a lack of empirical evidence frequently occupy center stage in environmental debates, sound science is needed for environmental decision-making. Duquesne University has responded to this need with the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.
Is a Degree in Environmental Science Right for Me?
Students interested in the environmental science degree should be highly motivated to learn about the environment in which they live. The ability to think and to reason on their own along with a willingness to ask questions is crucial to make the necessary connections between scientific concepts and their impact on the environment.
The B.S. in Environmental Science provides a broad environmental background. Career choices may include positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Graduates would be prepared to work in such areas as: environmental consulting, laboratory or field research, geology, compliance, and environmental education.
Individual Attention and Mentoring
It is our belief that students should receive individual attention during their entire undergraduate career.
Each student plans a course of study in close cooperation with a faculty advisor, and the student's progress is closely coordinated with developing interests.
Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to pursue independent research as an essential part of their educational program. Research permits students to develop an even closer relationship with a faculty research director, who then serves as a mentor during career planning.
Undergraduate Honors Program
This program is designed to provide Environmental Science students an opportunity to turn their undergraduate research experience into a formal honors thesis. Learn more about the Undergraduate Honors Program in Environmental Science here.