Environmental Science

Bachelor of Arts


The Environmental Science major prepares students to become proficient in the biological, chemical, physical, and earth sciences, and to develop social and cultural awareness of complex environmental problems. 

Did You Know?

  • This highly interdisciplinary major calls on the expertise of faculty in 20 different undergraduate departments as well as professional schools of Business, Divinity and Law.
  • Offered for the first time in 2020-21, it is part of a rapidly growing Environmental program that includes Environment and Sustainability Studies.


Sample courses for students studying English include:

  • Oceanography
  • Biostatistics
  • Land and Natural Resource Management
  • Field Biology and Natural History

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Clubs & Organizations

Environmental Science students participate in the following clubs and organizations:

  • Wake Adventure Club
  • Women in STEM
  • Campus Kitchen
  • Campus Garden
  • Bioethics Club
  • Sustainable WFU

Career Outcomes

Careers that often interest Environmental Science majors include:

  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Environmental Science Teacher
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Wildlife Biologist

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Related Programs

Those who are interested in Environmental Science also consider the following programs:


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