Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science
Become a Voice in Environmental Decision-making
Help solve one of today’s most pressing issues – the health of our environment.
A bachelor's degree in environmental science provides an interdisciplinary education for students interested in understanding natural and social science environmental issues.
Two degree concentrations direct students to take an active role in environmental decision-making at local, state, national and international levels.
Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.
Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.
GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.
Environmental Science Concentrations
The natural science degree concentration focuses on physical, chemical and biological factors associated with environmental quality and environmental policy-making decisions.
The social science degree concentration focuses on the social and economic context in which environmental policy-making decisions are made.
Careers and Grad School Prep
Natural and social environmental scientists are needed at local, state, national and international levels.
- Climate change science and policy
- Culture and history
- Energy production
- Environmental chemistry and toxicology
- Environmental law and policy
- Freshwater and marine science and policy
- Natural resource management
- Public health
- Urban planning
GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.
- Student/faculty research collaborations: plant, insect and amphibian biodiversity, bird conservation, stream, lake and wetland ecology, environmental chemistry, fish ecology, and parasitology
- Academic conference presentations
- Service learning
Minors, Certificates, Certifications
Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.
Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.
Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.