The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Science in environmental science emphasizes addressing environmental issues through hands-on field and laboratory experiences. Students experience in-depth training in one selected field of science – chemistry, geology or biology – in preparation for a rewarding career.
Faculty at the University are dedicated professionals committed to helping students excel and gain real-world knowledge to pursue careers or graduate school. Mount Union students get the unique opportunity to participate in studies and fieldwork at the University-owned Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center just a few miles from campus.
Environmental Science Major Quick Facts
The environmental science degree requires a total of 128 credits, with 66-68 credits being specific to the environmental science major. Additionally, students will need to complete the Integrative Core, the University’s general education program designed to help students explore areas outside of their field of interest and develop essential skills for a rewarding career.
A degree in environmental science offers numerous benefits:
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of jobs for environmental scientists is expected to grow faster than the average at a rate of 11 percent throughout 2016-2026.
- Career opportunities for environmental science exist within the government, private consulting firms, and industries including universities, hospitals, and national research facilities.
- Mount Union students in the program have had challenging internships with organizations including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Alliance Water Treatment Facilities.