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Major in Environmental Science (B.S.)

The B.S. in Environmental Science program provides the technical background necessary for understanding the biological, chemical, and physical aspect bsinenvir s of the environment. It focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to understanding the natural and physical environments of the Earth. Toward this end, the program’s graduates will have an understanding of and appreciation for the processes and interactions that occur both within and between the atmosphere, the biosphere, the lithosphere, and the hydrosphere. The program is founded on the principle that science – both as a body of knowledge and as a process that is grounded in intellectual inquiry and the scientific method – must be applied to assess and to address the direct and indirect influences of human activities on the integrity of the Earth’s systems.

Course Requirements

Students completing the B.S. in Environmental Science will take a series of foundation courses, electives, and an independent study under the direction of a faculty mentor in addition to completing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum.

Requirements for the class of 2020-2023

Course Requirements for the class of 2024 and beyond

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson


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