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:


Ecologist

Environmental Consultant

HAZMAT Specialist

Oceanographer

Hydrogeologist

Zoologist

 2020-21 Environmental Science Courses Offerings

The following offerings are subject to change. Check EagleNET for the most up-to-date information.

QuarterCRNCourseTitleCreditsScheduleInstructorRoom
Fall 202010683ENVS 100Introduction to Environmental Science (Pre-req: MTHD 104. BACR for natural sciences.)5T, 9-9:50 a.m.Walke, JeniferArranged Zoom
17814ENVS 300ENVS Junior Seminar1F, 1-1:50 p.m.Magori, KrisztianArranged Zoom
Winter 202114602ENVS 323GIS for Environmental Science3Does Not MeetStachowiak, LaurenArranged Web
16086ENVS 400ENVS Senior Seminar1W, noon to 12:50 p.m.Magori, KrisztianTBA
Spring 2021TBAENVS 100Introduction to Environmental Science (Pre-req: MTHD 104. BACR for natural sciences.)5TBAMcNeely, CamilleTBA
TBAENVS 490BCapstone: Environmental Geochemistry5TBANezat, CarmenTBA