Environmental Science Co-Major

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The Environmental Science Co-major emphasizes earth science and life science approaches to understanding environmental patterns and processes. Students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of career paths and post-graduate degrees in environmental science, especially those with biological and physical science specializations.

As several of the requirements for the co-major overlap the requirements for degrees in Microbiology, the co-major is an attractive academic option for Microbiology majors interested in microbial ecology and environmental microbiology.

The Institute for the Environment & Sustainability also offers co-majors in Energy and in Sustainability