Because Environmental Science is closely tied to environmental challenges in the natural world, several of the courses required for this major will have field or laboratory components.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
The environmental science major at Lake Erie College prepares students for a wide variety of environmental careers, including environmental regulations, and policy, environmental management, wildlife or fisheries management, ecology, pollution abatement, and soil or plant science, as well as for graduate studies in a related field such as environmental law, agronomy, or ecotoxicology. Environmental science is a holistic and multidisciplinary field integrating biology, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students majoring in this field will study in all of these areas as part of the major. Because environmental science is closely tied to environmental challenges in the natural world, several of the courses required for this major will have field or laboratory components.
Lake Erie College has formal partnerships with several conservation-minded organizations including The Nature Conservancy and The Holden Arboretum. Students majoring in Environmental Science have the opportunity to work with these and other organizations that are on the cutting edge of environmental science in the northeast Ohio region.