Departments of Biology/Toxicology and Chemistry/Geology/Physics

Description of Major

Environmental science students acquire a strong foundation in sciences with a major in a primary area, along with the interdisciplinary foundations of the environmental science major. The double major enables students to understand environmental problems and seek solutions from a scientific perspective while also considering the economic, social, political, and ethical aspects of environmental issues. Environmental science graduates enter a variety of careers. Many students choose to go directly into the workforce, while others pursue graduate studies. AU graduates are working in environmental monitoring, environmental and toxicology labs (both private and governmental), parks and zoos, research laboratory settings, and environmental education.