Conduct research at an environmental consulting company. Develop plans to restore polluted land or water. Test and analyze soil, water, and air for environmental contaminants. As an environmental science major at BVU, you will study the interrelationships between human activities and the environment, and learn the skills to work in a wide range of careers in government, industry, education and consulting.
Through coursework, internships, and travel, you will acquire the necessary tools to address key issues of the environment, communicate effectively, and think critically and creatively. You will also conduct field research using cutting-edge equipment while implementing extended projects in collaboration with expert professors. These practical, hands-on experiences will enhance your overall learning experience, broaden your perspectives, and prepare you to enter and adapt to the rapidly changing field of environmental science. There are three tracks in environmental science at BVU – science, social science and conservation education – allowing you to focus your studies, customize your career path, or continue on to graduate or professional school.
Dr. Melinda Coogan, associate professor of biology at Buena Vista University, talks about her efforts to encourage and set an example for other young women in science. See more...
BVU has the resources and opportunities to nurture and prepare students for their futures. We’re on a journey toward success with them from day one, and I’m proud to be part of that journey