Undergraduate Program

The Environmental Sciences Program offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, and a minor in Environmental Sciences. These degree programs reflect the diversity in the broad field of environmental sciences and take advantage of the disciplinary strengths in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to offer students an opportunity to develop particular areas of expertise. Hands-on, field experience is a crucial component of the B.S., B.A., and minor programs. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in research and study abroad.

Associated Programs

B.A. or B.S. with Teacher Licensure

Environmental sciences majors may earn licensure to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools by completing the College of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) in addition to the requirements for the major. For more information, visit the UI General Catalog Environmental Sciences Program page.

Joint B.A./M.A.T. with Science Education Subtrack

B.A. students majoring in environmental sciences who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in teaching may apply to the joint Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching program offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. For more information, visit the UI General Catalog Environmental Sciences Program page.

A Day in the Life of an Environmental Science Student