Environmental Science


As an Environmental Science student, you’ll get a solid foundation in science and mathematics, preparing you to help solve tomorrow’s environmental problems. Our emphasis is on responsible stewardship, with natural sciences as the foundation courses, and a flexible curriculum that allows both breadth in interest and depth in specific environmental areas.

  • Make the Earth your learning lab as you combine laboratory courses with terrestrial and aquatic field work, to base your understanding of environmental problems on natural science and mathematics.
  • The Environmental Science undergraduate curriculum gives students the academic preparation necessary to pursue careers and/or graduate studies related to environmental sciences/management, natural resources, and energy.
  • Intern with local and state governments and companies like environmental consulting and manufacturing firms.

Course Examples by Year


Contemporary Environmental Issues
Introductory Biology or
Contemporary Issues in Biology
Physics I


Chemistry I and II
Ecology and the Environment
Understanding the Earth


Concepts of Environmental Science
Soils in the Environment
Groundwater Hydrology
Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Stewardship
Anthropogenic Disturbance of Wildlife
Field Methods


Chemical Analysis of Environmental Systems
Environmental Compliance
Natural Resource Compliance
Enviro Issues in Costa Rica (Field trip to TCU’s Costa Rican Research Station)
South African Biodiversity (Field trip to South Africa)

Where Graduates Go

Environmental Science graduates work around the world in areas of local, state, and national government; industry; education; and consulting. Previous graduates have pursued graduate study in areas such as environmental engineering, water chemistry, botany, geographic information systems, marine sciences, wildlife management, and natural resources.