Environmental Sciences

An interdisciplinary pathway

The Environmental Science track at Midwestern State University is an interdisciplinary degree pathway that provides students with a firm foundation in physical and mathematical sciences. Courses in basic and advanced biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as specific courses in environmental science, prepare our graduates for today's jobs. 

Those preparing for a career in or an advanced degree that builds on environmental sciences will do so by completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Geosciences, Environmental Sciences track (GEOE). But the actual coursework can focus on geosciences, biology, or chemistry. Regardless of your specific interests, as an Environmental Science student you will be part of the Kimbell School of Geosciences, an exciting and dynamic academic program within the College of Science and Mathematics.  Our scholarship and employment opportunities and our facilities are available to all; see the Geosciences web page or follow any of the links in the Geosciences bar.

Interests

The diverse nature of modern environmental science requires a strong background in a directly applicable science. As a B.S. Geosciences major, Environmental Sciences track, you can choose one of three concentration options in biology, chemistry, or geosciences.  Each option requires additional coursework in that discipline beyond the interdisciplinary requirements, including electives that provide either a broad or specialized view of the Earth and its environments.

Internship program

The environmental science internship provides invaluable skills and contacts. Our students routinely complete internships locally and nationally, in areas ranging from environmental science education, water sampling and analysis at local and national governmental agencies, environmental testing and consulting, and biological surveying.