As an environmental science major, you’ll explore the interaction between natural systems and organisms – including humans. With this interdisciplinary major, you’ll delve into a wide range of fields including biology, chemistry, agricultural science, economics, political science, and environmental studies. As you work toward a broad understanding of these various fields, you’ll start making connections and developing insights on how you can tackle challenges facing the environment today.
The environmental science major prepares you for careers related to conservation biology, environmental monitoring, environmental consulting, and many others. You can help protect and manage natural resources, clean up polluted areas, advise policy makers, or work with industry partners to implement environmentally sustainable practices.
Conducting research is a core component of the environmental science major. Receive training in fieldwork, experimental design, programming, geographic information systems, and statistics.
Participate in a service-based learning experience with the Truman or Kirksville communities to develop practical, data driven solutions on topics such as waste management, emissions reductions or land use change.
Active Learning Spaces
As an environmental science major, you'll have access to well-equipped teaching, research, and computer labs where you will pursue inquiry-based educational experiences.
The 400-acre University Farm provides a unique living laboratory and outdoor classroom.
Get involved with on-campus organizations associated with environmental science, such as the Truman Sustainability Office or student groups including the Environmental Campus Organization, Student Climate Union, Wildlife Association, Save the Bees, and more.