Environmental Science Major

Answer the call.

Global change is accelerating, which is elevating urgency in understanding the ecological and physical science of the planet, as well as the sociological causes responsible for a growing list of contemporary environmental problems. As environmental issues continue to grow worldwide, society desperately needs highly trained scientists to devise creative solutions to resolve global environmental issues.

Inherently interdisciplinary.

The environmental science major provides a fundamental grounding in the ecological, physical and social components of environmental science that are critical to understanding contemporary environmental issues. The study of environmental issues is inherently interdisciplinary, and students in the environmental science major will develop integrative problem-solving skills based on a solid foundation in science and a breadth of knowledge from a variety of departments and schools at Marquette.

Collaborative research experience.

Courses in the natural sciences, data management and analysis, hands-on field and laboratory courses, internships and laboratory research experiences and a capstone seminar deliver a strong theoretical underpinning of environmental science. Marquette's environmental science major combines all this with rigorous training in experimental design and field techniques, as well as sociological causes of climate change, so you're ready to confront the challenges of environmental issues at graduation.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Introduction to Environmental Biology
  • Experimental Ecology and Field Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Process
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Food, Water and Society
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Data Mining
  • Survey of Meteorology

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in environmental studies, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.