environmental science

Environmental Science, B.S.

CBU's environmental science program prepares students to become environmental scientists who can help solve a wide range of environmental challenges.

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Program Intro

Environmental scientists protect oceans and provide clean water to underprivileged communities. They study endangered species and help maintain natural habitats. They advise policymakers and help reduce waste. Their job is to think of solutions and help implement them to better the Earth for every creature living on it.

62 Units

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20 Required Major Courses
100 % Christian Faculty and Staff

Why Study Environmental Science at CBU?

Research with faculty

Students work closely with faculty members and assist with research projects. This interaction helps students choose a career goal that fits their strengths. 

Participate in clubs

Students can participate in the environmental science and biology clubs, which offer a wide range of fun and academic activities, including field trips, guest speakers and community service projects.

What You'll Learn

Program Details

BIO 302: Ecology with Lab

The study of the interrelations of plants and animals in relation to the environment. Field study and local ecology are emphasized.

ENV 360: Environmental Chemistry with Lab

Environmental chemistry is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the key environmental problems our world faces.

ENV 390: Stewardship of the Environment

Show the effect of humans on a local, regional, and global scale of biodiversity and environment.

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Bonjun Koo, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Office Phone: 951-343-4621
E-mail: BonjunKoo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 186

Jacob Lanphere, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

Office Phone: 951-552-8383
E-mail: jlanphere@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 184

Allison Torrez

I chose this major because of its impact on the world and what we can do to essentially make the world a better place. I love my professors! All of my professors genuinely care for us and want us to succeed. They are welcoming and make sure you understand the concepts.

Allison Torrez '20

Maile Pang

My AP Environmental Science teacher in high school made it extremely interesting and I love biology and the two subjects intertwine. The professors at CBU are very knowledgeable and make the subject interesting and also engaging. I am open minded and do not have anything specific in mind career wise.

Maile Pang '20

Monica Velasco

I want to work in a lab, so this was the perfect major. The professors are really good and have great office hours. I get to learn all types of sciences.

Monica Velasco '20

Student Opportunities: Lancer Farms and Gardens

The Lancer Farms and Gardens are planted on campus and include lavender and sunflowers, along with tomatoes, different types of lettuces and a citrus grove. The various plants and foods in Lancer Farms and Gardens are grown organically, without chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. A permaculture system allows the garden to utilize sustainable farming and gardening methods, along with creating a natural ecosystem. Students can utilize the garden in various classes or as part of extracurricular activities.

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Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's environmental science bachelor's program will be well prepared for various careers and/or graduate school. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Botanist
  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Zoning Planner
  • Land and Water Conservationist
  • Forester
  • Park Ranger
  • Parks and Outdoor Recreational Director
  • Environmental Science Writer

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