Environmental Science

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.

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. 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, a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in Environmental Science or 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.


Sample Courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

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


97 percent of 2016 Environmental Science graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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