Environmental Science

Major
Bachelor of Science

About This Program

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Curriculum and Delivery

  • Our Experiential Major Map helps you visualize and design your journey
  • Courses offered on campus in Springfield, Mass.
  • Learn how human activity impacts the environment
  • Obtain the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to contribute to solutions to global environmental issues
  • Designed to help you become a leader in both natural and manufactured environments
  • Access to undergraduate research opportunities, environmental internships, and field work
  • Short-term research opportunities in Costa Rica
  • Sample schedule

Career Opportunities

This major will help prepare you for the environmental science career that you want, whether it’s in nonprofit, government, environmental law, or other related fields.

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Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Justin Compton teaches and environmental science class outside at East Campus.

The Environmental Science major at Springfield College provides more than a traditional classroom education, with innovative course offerings, frequent in-field experiences, and an interdisciplinary format spanning a variety of programs and areas of interests. This major will help prepare you for the environmental science career that you want, whether it’s in nonprofit, government, compliance, environmental law, or other related industries.

The goal of the environmental science program is to cultivate your knowledge of environmental issues and provide you with refined understanding of these issues at the local, regional, and global levels. Through the approved curriculum and co-curricular activities (e.g., research and internships), you will learn how human activity impacts the environment and will gain the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to productively contribute to solutions. 

The program will increase your technical competence in addressing the origins, ramifications, and resolutions of environmental issues. At Springfield College, environmental science is interdisciplinary and designed to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both natural and built environments.

"I came to Springfield College to build an environmental science program and work hand-in-hand with students to help tackle environmental issues of the 21st century." Justin Compton, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Biology
Students Making a Difference

Environmental science major Chloe Hedrich talks about her role on campus as a coordinator intern for Environment Massachusetts and her passion for environmental science, sustainability, and renewable energy.

Are you a go-getter like Chloe who is ready to make a difference? We can help you create the foundation for your future.

Incoming first year Springfield College students participate in June Orientation on Alden Street
Core Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed in faithfulness to the Springfield College mission and to further strengthen the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body.

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Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students and alumni to effectively make well-informed career decisions. The staff is committed to student learning and development, and offers a variety of opportunities and programming for students and alumni.

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.
Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.

Studying Environmental Science At Springfield College