Available as a major (B.S. degree)Dedicate your career to solving some of the most serious problems our world faces. Lead the way in providing products, services and best practices to protect and improve our air, water and soil. Become an environmental scientist.
Stewardship of our planet is a priority set by God. We prepare you to understand why this is important develop the skills to create meaningful change.With this degree, you can be ready to:
As population increases, our world will be working harder to keep our environment clean. More people will notice more of our environmental problems and want to remedy them. Businesses and governments will face stricter environmental laws, and those supporting wind and solar technology, control of carbon and CO2 emissions, conservation, alternative fuels, geothermal power and hydropower, energy efficiency and organic farming will only grow stronger.You can be the expert to help them accomplish this. At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workYou will complete a research project or internship for this degree program. Our students have done projects at Midewin Natural Tall Grass Prairie, Chicago Botanic Garden and several other locations. Going Green —Members of this environmental science club encourage awareness on campus. Conduct environmental audits, sell environmentally friendly products, help clean up the local environment.Careers
then consider a career as an environmental scientist.Possible careers include: environmental protection specialist, naturalist, environmental scientist, habitat coordinator, project consultant, director of environmental organization, field environmental specialist, conservation planning specialist, environmental consultant, environmental technician, environmental educator, environmental data analyst, outdoor education naturalist, outdoor/environmental instructor, green entrepreneur, professor, air quality planner, stewardship coordinator, superintendent of natural resource operations, environmental engineer, environmental compliance information specialist, environmental planner, land preservation specialist, grants specialist, environmental project coordinator, environmental specialist, attorneyPossible employers include: engineering firms, environmental organizations, environmental restoration organizations, government agencies, land trusts, green businesses, conservation organizations, forest preserve districts, air pollution control districts, oil and gas companies, science companiesEnvironmental Science is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Geoscience within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Gain the experience and the knowledge you'll need to create meaningful change for our global ecosystem.