Environmental Science

About Us

Environmental challenges aren’t going away. As global warming, ocean depopulation, soil contamination, deforestation, and other environmental problems grow more acute, there is a growing need for professionals with a passion for protecting our world.

The Environmental Science Program offers a practical, quantitative and technically based cross-disciplinary program centered on biology, chemistry, and geology. The program integrates classroom work with extensive field, lab and research experience, and allows students opportunities to interact with working environmental professionals. All students take an identical core of Environmental Science courses complemented by a concentration in one of three natural science concentrations.

Why Study Environmental Science at Eastern?

Our department is committed to excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in Environmental Science

Earning a degree or minor in environmental science from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:


Environmental Consultant

HAZMAT Specialist