Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Conduct original research, including water-quality testing from local sources
  • Biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, mathematics, & physics
  • Careers as environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist, & more
  • Our campus is a certified national arboretum

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The Environmental Science Program is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a professional environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist, or science executive. The curriculum provides the necessary background and experience to pursue graduate work an  advanced degrees required by certain career tracks. It involves the study of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, mathematics, and physics. Marywood's campus is a certified national arboretum.

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Accomplished Science Faculty


Jay P. Clymer III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Earth Science and Environmental Science

The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium. Marywood's campus is a certified national arboretum.

The Environmental Science Program is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a professional environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist or science executive.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Environmental Science


The Environmental Science Program is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a professional environmental scientist, professor, teacher, research specialist, ecologist, or science executive.

The curriculum provides the necessary background and experience to pursue graduate work and advanced degrees required by certain career tracks. It involves the study of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, mathematics, and physics.

For degree completion, 72 Science credits are required. The following courses are required.

BIOL 150, 150L General Biology I
4
BIOL 151, 151L General Biology II
4
BIOL 235, 235L General Microbiology
4
BIOL 351 Evolution
3
BIOL 410 Science Literacy Capstone
2
CHEM 131, 131L General Chemistry I
4
CHEM 132, 132L General Chemistry II
4
CHEM 312 Environmental Chemistry
3
CHEM 331, 331L Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM 332, 332L Organic Chemistry II
4
PHYS 303, 303L General Physics I
4
PHYS 304, 304L General Physics II
4
ENVS 420, 420L Ecology 4
MATH 216 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3

Plus 21 credits selected from:

ECON 312 Principles of Economics I
3
ENVS 212, 212L Introduction to Meteorology 4
ENVS 215 Resource Conservation I
3
ENVS 216 Resource Conservation II
3
ENVS 261 Earth Science I Geology
3
ENVS 262 Earth Science II Oceanography, Meteorology
3
ENVS 340 Environmental Law
3
PHIL 328 Environmental Ethics
3
BIOL 446, 446L Genetics
4
CHEM 398, 398L Chemical Analysis
3
ENVS 300
ENVS Specialty Course
3-4
ENVS 345 Environmental Management and Policy
3
ENVS 454 Undergraduate Research
3
ENVS 498 Internship
3
ENVS 499 Independent Study
1, 2, or 3
MATH 201 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
3