BS in Environmental Science

The Environmental Science major promotes the study of our environment and the impact that human activities have on natural systems.


Organization Name: 
University of Mary Washington
Discipline: 
Environmental
Degree : 
Bachelor's Degree
Location: 
Fredericksburg, VA

The Environmental Science major promotes the study of our environment and the impact that human activities have on natural systems. Majors may choose either a natural science or a social science perspective according to their interest.

The Natural Science track provides a background in biology, chemistry, and geology. Analytical skills acquired in this program, coupled with an appreciation of socioeconomic considerations, will prepare the student to evaluate environmental problems and work on solutions with the limits of societal resources in mind.

The Social Sciences track focuses on the economic, political, and sociological impact of humans on the environment. This program, coupled with an appreciation of the biotic and physical parameters of the environment, prepares students to evaluate government, industry, and environmentalist positions on environmental issues.