Lake Erie College to launch new major in environmental science


Lake Erie College is proud to announce the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will be offering a new major in the field of environmental science to be available starting in the fall 2016 semester.

The new major is geared toward students interested in careers in environmental regulation, toxicology, wildlife management, fisheries management, agriculture, environmental research, environmental management or related careers.

While the College currently offers a concentration for biology majors in environmental science, the full environmental science major came about in response to general student demand. “Careers in environmental science nationwide are on the upswing, so we thought it would be a good time to pursue this new academic venture,” said Allen Fazenbaker, assistant professor of adolescent/young adult science education.

The new environmental science major at LEC is more robust than the concentration in that it dramatically increases the amount of fieldwork to be completed, incorporates new courses in environmental regulation and environmental ethics, and includes added focus on soil science and aquatic ecology. Coursework that will be required for the major will include courses in botany, zoology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and regulation, general chemistry and more.

For more information on this new opportunity at Lake Erie College, contact Professor Fazenbaker at


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