Environmental Science


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Enjoy the benefits of a bachelor’s in environmental science program that teaches not only the workings of nature but also the wonder of creation and our God-given privilege to cherish, protect and nurture it. You will receive top-tier instruction in the essentials of any solid environmental science degree in PA – such as the functioning of the natural world, environmental problems and solutions, and natural resource management – and much more. Pursuing a bachelor’s in environmental science at Geneva College will give you a uniquely Christian perspective, enabling you to apply sound biblical ethics to environmental issues, understanding that nature belongs to God and has been placed in our care.

Why Geneva

If you’re looking for an environmental science degree in PA to fit your needs and your moral compass, we can help. The difference you’ll find at Geneva College is an authentically Christian point of view throughout your training, from the most basic environmental science courses to your most challenging subjects. All of that starts with a sound foundation in essentials, such as:

  • Ecology
  • American Public Policy
  • Botany
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Our program offers a broader perspective than other environmental science degrees in PA because of our focus on the scientist as a caretaker carrying out God’s will – the sort of servant-leader we seek to form in all of our Geneva College programs. You’ll see that focus, especially, during a minimum of four courses at Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies – a Christian institute that offers hands-on learning in the skills, theory and ethic necessary to care for God′s world. Courses are offered in Michigan (Great Lakes), Washington State (Pacific Rim, Puget Sound), South India and Costa Rica. Find out more at www.ausable.org.

Program Requirements

Into addition to 43-49 credits of core curriculum courses, the bachelor’s in environmental science requires 37-38 hours of core biology courses, an additional laboratory course of your choice, at least nine credits of biology electives, basic classes in chemistry and physics, plus a class in statistics. In addition, you will take a minimum of four environmental science courses with the Au Sable Institute, a Christian institute for environmental studies. And while the program is rich with opportunities within your major, there is also room in the schedule to round out your undergraduate experience with exposure to other fields of study.

Your Career Possibilities

As you consider which one of the environmental science colleges in PA is right for you, consider this – your bachelor’s in environmental science from Geneva College will provide excellent preparation for a variety of career or graduate degree paths, including land and water conservation, air and water quality management, water resources, environmental education, parks and outdoor recreation, waste management, fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, and environmental restoration/remediation.