Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IUPUI School of Science
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Overview: Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that investigates questions related to the human population, natural resources, and environmental management. It includes the study of the interrelationships in the modern environment of humans and natural phenomena and focuses on important modern concerns, like how our global climate is changing and how that change may affect human activities, how to maintain and improve vital natural resources like drinking water, and how to manage and balance the quality of the environment in the face of improving the quality of life in the United States and abroad.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary degree within the School of Science that is offered in partnership with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the School of Liberal Arts. Additional environmental programs are offered in the Schools of Science, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Liberal Arts. The Department of Earth Science offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology with opportunities to study environmental problems. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree with a major in Environmental Science and Health. The School of Liberal Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a variety of environmentally focused courses in various disciplines. See program listings in each school for additional information or speak with the program advisor for information about different environmental degrees.