A&S Environmental Science Majors
Many Environmental Science Majors Available
The study of the environment includes the physical nature of the planet, as well as plant and animal interactions involving other living organisms, space, land, and water. The departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geological Sciences offer programs for preparation in the study of the environment within the College of Arts & Sciences.
These programs allow you to develop a fundamental knowledge of the nature of basic environmental parameters; get a sense of the complex interactions of living organisms, including humans, on those parameters; and develop a basis for approaching solutions to problems resulting from this impact.
To major in the study of the environment in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, choose a discipline for intensive investigation (biological sciences, chemistry, environmental and plant biology, geography, or geological sciences) and, in consultation with an adviser in that department, develop a program to meet your goals.
The following degree programs are offered:
- Marine, Freshwater and Environmental Biology
- Environmental and Plant Biology
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Geography
- Environmental Geology
- Environmental Pre-Law Major
- Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Students interested in the environment might want to add a minor in a related science field.
- Biological Sciences
- Environmental Geoscience Minor
- Environmental & Plant Biology
- Geography – Meteorology
- Geological Sciences
- Bioinformatics (in cooperation with the Russ College of Engineering)
- Environmental Studies (through Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs)
- Geographic Information Science (GIS)
The College of Arts & Sciences sponsors the undergraduate Environmental Studies Certificate program for students who are interested in environmental studies but do not want to major in the field. These certificate programs are available to students in any major within the University.