Environmental Science Program
Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview
Do you love the outdoors? Have you always wanted to solve challenges like pollution, habitat destruction and loss of biological diversity? Then an environmental science major might be for you! Our program fits perfectly with Briar Cliff University's Franciscan heritage, which emphasizes "care for all creation."
EXPLORE THE PRAIRIE. AND BEYOND.
The nation′s largest urban tallgrass prairie sits literally in Briar Cliff's own backyard. What better place to study environmental science than a 150-acre classroom?
As environmental science major, you'll also embark on an annual, week-long trip to South Dakota’s Black Hills, or join department learning trips that have included the West Texas desert, Southern California chaparral, the Kansas prairies, Ozark forests, Hawaiian islands and the Costa Rican jungle.
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.
Land an internship with one of the area's many professional environmental organizations, including the Iowa Nature Conservancy, Ponca State Park, Stone State Park and the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
PREPARE FOR CAREER SUCCESS.
What can you do with an environmental science degree? Our graduates work as park rangers, conservationsists, ecologists, resource managers, lab technicians, teachers — even wildfire fighters! An environmental science degree is also a great stepping stone for graduate school in veterinary medicine or other biology related fields.
BECOME A STEM SCHOLAR.
Major in a science at Briar Cliff, and you might be eligible to become a STEM Pathways Scholar — a scholarship opportunity worth thousands of dollars!
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