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DePaul's bachelor's degree in Environmental Science program offers a broad science-based curriculum that will expose you to multiple fields of scientific study, provide you with an understanding of environmental problems and solutions, and prepare you for a technical career in environmental science.

As an Environmental Science major, you will take courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Environmental Science faculty members are active researchers in soil and wetland science, restoration ecology, geology, paleontology, and conservation biology, offering you many opportunities to gain hands-on research experience and collaborate on projects that may be published in scholarly journals.

DePaul's close proximity to Lake Michigan, Chicago's urban ecosystem, as well as the many environmental science conferences that are held in the city, will allow you to interact and work with professionals in the field and learn about important environmental issues.

You can earn a combined bachelor's/master's degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Management. We also offer a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in Environmental Science and a combined bachelor’s in Environmental Science/master’s in Secondary Education Environmental Science degree. Each of these programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Department of Environment
  • Chicago Wilderness
  • The Field Museum
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Morton Arboretum
  • Museum of Science and Industry

What can you do with this degree?

  • Compliance
  • Education
  • Environmental consulting
  • Environmental engineering
  • Forestry planning
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Land acquisition
  • Solid waste management
  • Water quality management
  • Wetlands protection