Environment and Sustainability Studies – BS

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Pursue your interests in the natural world

Pfeiffer University’s Bachelor of Science in Environment and Sustainability Studies enables students to learn about the global environment, ecological interactions, and the role humans play in these interactions.

Whether you are interested in plant and animal conservation or want to focus your studies on sustainability, the B.S. in Environment and Sustainability Studies may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll learn about current environmental challenges, how to keep key resources safe, or prepare to embark on the career of your dreams, from wildlife management to environmental law and regulation, urban planning, and environmental education.

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Explore Our Environment and Sustainability Studies Program
Curriculum Overview

The Environment and Sustainability program brings together core liberal arts competencies and 56 semester hours in environment and sustainability. A concentration in either natural sciences, business, human aspects, or education is required to complete the program. Students in the program also take courses in business and communication in order to be as professionally prepared as possible. One-on-one research projects with professors are a hallmark of the environmental science program.

You don’t realize that mostly every course you take in college can be applied in the real world until you get your first job after graduation. That’s when you realize how much your time in school truly prepared you.
Grayson Skidmore, May 2020 Environmental Science
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Hands-On Experience

The environmental science program brims with opportunities for real-world, hand-on learning like:

  • Exploring hundreds of acres on campus that include early successional areas, a maturing forest, a creek, and Gibson Lake
  • Observing ecological processes and learning about specific organisms
  • Designing and conducting experiments to test your own hypotheses
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Career Opportunities

After completing the bachelor of science in environmental science degree, Pfeiffer graduates may pursue careers in:

  • Environmental consulting
  • Ecological restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Wildlife management
  • Environmental education

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