Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Are you interested in the relationships between humans and the environment? Do you want to learn how to integrate your Christian faith with environmental studies? Do you enjoy being in the outdoors and learning about the amazing inter-relationships of living things? If so, the Environmental Science major may prepare you for a fulfilling career related to the environment, conservation or field research.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Have humans done a good job as environmental stewards? Most experts agree we have not; we desperately need solutions to some serious and imminent environmental challenges. This major will provide you with excellent opportunities to learn how to help people with such things as clean drinking water, effective crop practices and health education to improve their lives. This is also an excellent major for those who are interested in more theoretical work in ecology, such as conservation and management of endangered species.
Most students in this major gain employment after graduation or pursue further studies in graduate school in the environment, ecology, conservation or field research. Students experience a wide array of classes in the life and physical sciences, as well as numerous field and laboratory opportunities. Hands-on internships and other training opportunities (including overseas) are an integral part of this major.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Zoology||Primarily the study of zoology with emphases on adaptations and taxonomy. Also included is the study of protists.|
|Botany||Primarily the study of botany with the study of fungi and ecology.|
|Ecology||Basic ecological theories and practice. Includes field trips.|
|Environmental Biology||The influence of environmental factors including geology, climate, water, wastes, and political factors on plants, animals, and microbes and their interactions. Conservation/utilization, population growth and sustainability of resources, and ethics.|
|Internship in Environmental Science||Special projects for Environmental Science majors involving work in a vocation related to Environmental Science under the supervision of both a facility manager and an academic advisor.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Conservation Agent
- Ecology Researcher
- Wildlife Biologist
- Missions and Development
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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