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Environmental Science

The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science emphasizes analysis of environmental issues through hands on laboratories and field trips. Students will complete coursework in a variety of disciplines, preparing them for a rewarding career.

Faculty at Mount Union are dedicated professionals committed to helping students excel and gain real-world knowledge to pursue careers or further study in 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 provides training in environmental science, biology, chemistry, and geology in addition to electives in sustainability and ethics.
  • Students will complete courses in the Integrative Core, the University’s general education program, designed to help students explore disciplines and develop strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Mount Union environmental science graduates earn successful placement in graduate programs, advancing training and research in specific fields of study.
  • Mount Union environmental science graduates are employed in various areas:
    • Environmental Project Coordinator
    • Geospatial Developer
    • Safety Specialist II for a large construction general contractor
    • Toxicity Laboratory Technician
    • Environmental Compliance Coordinator
    • Environmental Specialist 2 (Ohio EPA)
    • Environmental Coordinator for a city’s Public Works department


The curriculum is designed to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science while building a solid foundation in the natural sciences to prepare students for a successful career or future graduate studies. The program allows students flexibility in choosing courses so they can customize their studies to meet their own educational goals.

Students majoring in environmental science will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and analyze data that include biological, chemical, geological and sociological aspects of environmental conditions and processes.
  • Make appropriate use of scientific information and data including assessing reliability, interpreting results, and drawing reasonable conclusions.
  • Apply scientific findings to address current environmental issues and concerns.
  • Evaluate environmental issues and needs of society.
  • Effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
  • Identify and explain the principles of responsible conduct within the scientific community.
  • Demonstrate skills and aptitudes appropriate for securing employment or acceptance into graduate programs in environmental science or related fields of study.

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