Environmental Science

Environmental science is the study of natural and modified environments and their interactions with biological (including human) systems.

At WSU Vancouver, you can study environmental science in an interdisciplinary program that incorporates biological and physical sciences. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the environmental and ecological context and learn to assess and analyze beneficial and disruptive impacts. You’ll benefit from outstanding faculty, world-class research, state-of-the-art facilities and small class sizes.

With a bachelor’s degree in earth and environmental science from WSU Vancouver, you will be able to:

  • Think critically, creatively and ethically about contemporary issues and challenges associated with global change and life on a dynamic Earth.
  • Use scientific methods, quantitative and symbolic reasoning, and decision-making processes to explore and analyze problems in the natural and social sciences.
  • Understand the foundations of contemporary science, including the scientific method, hypothesis formation and testing, objectivity, and peer review and evaluation.
  • Identify and use relevant scientific information sources.
  • Communicate effectively with both public and professional science audiences.
  • Appreciate environmental and social issues in the context of a diverse global society.

Achieve entry-level expertise in a professional specialty or academic field in the natural sciences.