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Science, Sustainability, and Environment

Environmental Science


  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus

Gain Environmental Expertise

If you are interested in biological, earth, and physical sciences, or environmental engineering, this co-major complements your major especially well. Environmental Science emphasizes earth science and life science approaches to understanding environmental processes while preparing you to work in resource management or environmental consulting.

Contact Info

David Gorchov, Ph.D.
Advisor for the Environmental Science Co-major
180 Pearson Hall, 700 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability
118 Shideler Hall, 250 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

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Curriculum and Courses

A required introductory environmental science core course (IES 275), usually taken in the sophomore year, is typically team-taught by a biological scientist and an earth scientist and emphasizes the mix of scientific approaches to understanding environmental issues. Students take an advanced environmental science course (IES 431) as a synthesis experience, and for the practicum requirement take a field course, study abroad, or mentored independent study. Other courses in the social and natural sciences are used to complete the requirements of the co-major.

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Career Options

Graduates of this program typically find jobs in scientific areas, such as resource management or environmental protection for government, environmental consulting firms, industry, or non-profit organizations.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Malory Owen
  • I’ve wanted to work with biological conservation since I was three years old. This is my passion, and Miami helped me find purpose in my goals.

    Malory Owen '18
    PhD Student, York University

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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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