The Environmental Science major is designed to prepare students for work in environmental fields by providing a solid foundation in the natural sciences, expertise in physical environment, and the interdisciplinary scope needed by environmental professionals today. This major is recommended for students preparing for graduate studies and positions with government agencies and private environmental firms. The major includes a core of courses in life and earth sciences as well as courses in other fields such as chemistry, statistics and economics.
This exciting program provides you with a strong foundation in the Environmental Sciences and prepares them for a wide variety of endeavors after graduation. Recent graduates have taken jobs as biological and geological environmental professionals, worked for governmental agencies, and have gone on for further studies in graduate and professional schools.
As an Environmental Science major at Otterbein, you will have a broad training in the foundations of the geological and biological sciences, and then you will have the chance to take specialized courses in more advanced fields. You will take classes from dedicated, enthusiastic professors that are gifted teachers, and you will use equipment funded by grants from the National Science Foundation to support our innovative teaching initiatives. You will work closely with your professors in small classes and have access to state of the art equipment in our new laboratories inside our newly opened Science Center. There is no doubt you will come to love our new modern science facility.