Northern’s environmental science program merges biological, physical, and information sciences with the study of environmental systems, issues, and solutions to major environmental problems.
As an environmental science major at Northern, you'll study the fascinating interrelation between the natural sciences. You'll examine the relationship between living organisms and the ecosystems in which they live, addressing how humans affect the environment and how you can help reduce or even reverse negative impacts.
NSU environmental science majors graduate with the ability to serve as a crucial information resource for managers, policymakers, and citizens as they work to address pressing environmental issues.
Wildlife Management Emphasis
Students choosing the wildlife management emphasis gain a strong knowledge base in organismal biology, ecology and conservation - and of the interactions between plants, animals, and their habitats, and how we impact organisms and their environment.
Environmental science-wildlife management courses include ecology, animal and plant-related courses, physical sciences such as GIS and Soils, and biogeography. Students often get out into the field to hone skills in field biology and ecology.
Laboratory components of Environmental Science courses provide students with hands-on skills, training, and experiences. Labs are typically quite experiential, allowing students to gain experience with tools, techniques, and procedures needed by successful professionals.
If you'd like to work to preserve, improve and repair our environment, Northern's environmental science-bioremediation degree is for you.
Bioremediation expertise is needed in a number of jobs - environmental consulting firms, water treatment plants, chemical companies, government agencies and more.
At NSU, environmental science - bioremediation students take courses in biology, environmental science and conservation, chemistry, GIS, statistics, research, ecology, microbiology and instrumental analysis.
We encourage you to explore your individual interests, work closely with professors on research projects, and present your research results at meetings including NSU's Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum, or in publications. We'll work closely with you and our regional connections to find internships and field experiences suitable to your interests.
A certificate (12 credits) in GIS is also available, which provides additional hands-on training for students pursuing environmental careers.