Environmental Sciences

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An interdisciplinary pathway preparing graduates for a career in environmental science

The Environmental Science track at Midwestern State University is an interdisciplinary degree pathway that provides students with a firm foundation in physical and mathematical sciences. Courses in basic and advanced biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as specific courses in environmental science, make our students highly competitive in today's job market. The program encourages students to participate in educational, recreational, and social projects through the Midwestern State Geosciences Club.

In the 2012-2014 catalog, those preparing for a career in or an advanced degree that builds on environmental sciences will do so by completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Geosciences, Environmental Sciences track (see p. 330 of the catalog).  Regardless of your specific interests, as an Environmental Science student you will be part of the broader Geosciences Program, an exciting and dynamic academic program within the College of Science and Mathematics.  Numerous opportunities and facilities are available to all members; see the Geosciences web page for details.


The diverse nature of modern environmental science requires a strong background in a directly applicable science. As a B.S. Geosciences major, Environmental Sciences track, you can choose one of three concentration options in biology, chemistry, or geosciences.  Each option requires additional course work in that discipline beyond the interdisciplinary requirements.

Internship program

The environmental science internship provides invaluable skills and contacts . Our students have completed internships both locally and nationally, in areas ranging from environmental science education, water sampling and analysis at local and national governmental agencies, environmental testing and consulting  and undertaking biological surveys in national parks.