College of Liberal Arts

Environmental Science

Thoughtful and constructive scientific inquiry

The Environmental Science program’s mission is to prepare scientifically trained leaders with the skills and understanding to proactively engage ethical approaches to justice and equity across the full range of physical and social systems comprising the environment.

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Environmental Science at Woodbury brings you...

Innovative problem-based lab courses

The College of Liberal Arts’ newly-renovated biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories house hands-on, problem-based lab courses. These courses challenge students to develop links between the theory and practice of environmental science and the possible manifestations of scientific discovery in real-world contexts.

Field research for real-world solutions

Students apply field research tools—GIS, soil, water, air sampling, animal observation, and NASA datasets—to analyze, understand and take on environmental challenges. Environmental science majors present their original research at regional and national conferences, making important contacts with colleagues and potential employers.

Integrating scientific inquiry with other ways of knowing

Environmental Science uses scientific inquiry as the foundation for constructing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding interconnected food, water, and energy systems that underlie human well-being and planetary sustainability.

Communicating scientific knowledge for decision-making

Students gain skills for communicating scientific, data-driven knowledge to a broad range of audiences, combining research in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to increase public awareness and effectively influence environmental decision-making.

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The Environmental Science program works closely with Woodbury’s Career Services Office to build partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, graduate programs, and the community. The program’s dedicated support staff identify internship and job opportunities that help students build successful and contributing careers as environmental scientists. Visit the Career Services webpage for more information.

Environmental Science Courses

Use the drop-down menu to learn more about the course requirements for a degree in Environmental Sciences. More information will be coming as soon as it is available.

Get an idea of what types of courses you’ll be taking:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Problems and Design
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Introduction to Urban Design
  • Intermediate GIS
  • Global Climate Change
  • The Physical World
  • Environmental Science Elective (6)
  • Environmental Testing and Analysis
  • Environmental Urbanism
  • Water Infrastructure
  • Global Environmental Assessment
  • Senior Seminar in Environmental Science
  • Capstone Thesis

For any questions on these courses, or for more information, please email