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Our mission is to provide students with a multidisciplinary and rigorous science-based approach to understanding and finding solutions to environmental problems. The student will gain an understanding of complex environmental and geological processes and the application and integration of those skills in meeting current and future environmental protection and sustainability challenges.

Environmental Science Program Field Work
Environmental Science Students

The Environmental Science Program courses provide students with knowledge of interactions between people and the environment, how to safeguard the public from environmental hazards, and preserving critical environmental and geological resources.  Example courses include Hazardous Waste Site Assessment, Environmental Law, Toxicology, Environmental Sampling, Physical Geology, Air Chemistry, and Wildland Soils. Students in this program will also gain a strong science foundation in geology, math, chemistry, and biology. Upper-level class sizes are generally small (<15 students) and majors have opportunities for individual research experiences with faculty in addition to course fieldwork. The major coursework requirements prepare students for many different careers, including environmental compliance for local, state and federal government and private industry, utility management, research scientist, site remediation (e.g., for oil and mining companies), and project management.

Program Requirements & Resources

See the WT Catalog for more details.

Environmental Science Option 1  
Environmental Science Option 2 (Geology Emphasis)  
Minor in Geology  

Environmental Science Option I

Dr. Jim Rogers



Environmental Science Option II & Geology Minor

Dr. Rebecca Vanderleest


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