Environmental scientists help solve environmental challenges. They 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.
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.
Ecology with Lab
The study of the interrelations of plants and animals in relation to the environment.
Field study and local ecology are emphasized.
Environmental Chemistry with Lab
Environmental chemistry is intended to provide the student with an understanding of
the key environmental problems our world faces.
Stewardship of the Environment
Show the effect of humans on a local, regional, and global scale of biodiversity and
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.S. degree in environmental science, students will demonstrate
competency in environmental science at levels comparable to national standards.
Students will be able to critically analyze and discuss scientific journal articles.
Students will be able to critically analyze and discuss selected contemporary and/or
controversial issues in environmental science, enabling them to be informed citizens
and participants in the public debate and discourse involving these issues.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in accurately conveying scientific data both
orally and in writing.
Students will apply their knowledge of environmental science through an in-depth research
project and /or an internship related to the environmental sciences.
Take the next step toward living your purpose
As you make decisions about college, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational
experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and
fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do
more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training
and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Apply today! When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and
knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and
all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.
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Year the Program Began
"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, 2020
"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, 2020
"I want to go into the field of ocean conservation and bring awareness to people to
take care of our environment. I chose this major because there are so many opportunities
within it. The professors are very helpful and make the classes fun." Ashley Lobos, 2020
"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, 2020
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