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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

We hire highly-qualified faculty who not only know the ins and outs of the profession you seek, but who truly wish to see you succeed individually. And we make sure you leave SNU prepared for a great job in Environmental Studies. That’s why we can encourage you to not just dream, but to dream with confidence.

At SNU we know you need more than just classroom lectures to learn. That’s why we create unique environments to take your education to the next level. Consider spending a semester abroad in Costa Rica where you can take several courses ranging from tropical ecology to global stewardship. You will be able to work at the Quetzal Education Research Center in the heart of Costa Rica. The QERC is in tropical montane cloud forest, high in the Talamanca Mountains. Students who attend the QERC spring program will enjoy time spent hiking on the over 20 miles of trails and exploring the nearly 1,000 acres of preserve. While at QERC, students will study ecology and gain hands-on experience in the field.

Also, students attending QERC will work alongside experts in field biology while conducting their own independent research. A rare opportunity to find at a private university. In addition to the QERC, SNU also offers majors the opportunity to participate in the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. Au Sable offers summer and intersession field courses in the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest regions that range from field botany to marine biology. While studying at Au Sable, students will work alongside experts in field science.

When you graduate with your degree in environmental studies from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Tropical Biology
  • Conservation Biology

SNU offers you the opportunity to study with credentialed faculty as you journey toward graduation, another step closer to reaching your goals. These scholars with a Christian worldview will mentor and guide you along the way.  SNU’s smaller size allows students to interact with faculty — not only in the classroom, but also through impactful mentoring, personal advising, and meaningful research. Come and be known; come and belong.

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