Southeast Missouri State University

Environmental quality is fundamental to our quality of life. Environmental science seeks to preserve and improve our environment for ourselves and future generations.

Environmental science is an inter-departmental, interdisciplinary degree program based in the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture. It is a diverse, hybrid field of study that is based upon strong training in the natural sciences, mathematics, law, economics, and health.

The curriculum for the B.S. in environmental science consists of a core of approximately 60 credit hours and 20-30 additional credit hours in one of six degree option areas. All students participate in internships and/or research. This education and training provides multiple opportunities for graduates in the growing environmental field.

Environmental Science students will…
  • Complete a science-intensive interdisciplinary curriculum providing a foundation to address environmental issues of today and the future.
  • Study in modern classrooms and laboratories in the remodeled Magill Hall of Science.
  • Gain valuable professional and personal experiences through internships and/or research.
  • Be well prepared to enter career positions in the environmental field or to pursue post-baccalaureate education programs.
  • Develop the competencies to become professional and community leaders in efforts to develop a sustainable society.
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