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. Want to learn more about our courses? View the full catalog list.

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




2023-2024 Environmental Science Course Offerings.

The following offerings are subject to change. Please check EagleNet for up-to-date information.

Course Term Instructor Lecture Days Lecture Times Lecture Room Lab Day Lab Time Lab Room
ENVS 100 Fall 2023 Dr. Erin D. Dascher M, T, W, R 10:00-10:50 ISC 306 W 2:00-4:00 SCI 279
ENVS 300 Fall 2023 Mark Paluch F 1:00-1:50 SCI 279
ENVS 400 Winter 2024 Dr. Robin O’Quinn W 3:00-3:50 TBD TBD
ENVS 100 Spring 2024 TBD M, T, W, R TBD TBD TBD
ENVS 490 Spring 2024 Dr. Carmen Nezat M,T, R 10:00-10:50 ISC 309 T 2:00-4:50 ISC 309