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Environmental Science (B.S.)

Major: Environmental Science

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 74-77

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

As mankind's effect on the environment becomes clearer, the need for environmental scientists is on the rise. The Thiel College environmental science program prepares students for the workforce and graduate programs through our unique liberal arts approach. Environmental science majors gain a broad understanding of issues facing the environment today through courses in biology, chemistry, geology, political science and even philosophy, to name a few!

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Apply interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to environmental problems.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of techniques used to collect and analyze environmental data.
  3. Communicate effectively on environmental topics and data.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to environmental science majors are:

  • Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
  • Thomas J. Brazelton Memorial Geology Award
  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • Jim Miller Scholarship
  • J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship
  • ACEC/PA Eric J. Gennuso and LeRoy D. (Bud) Loy, Jr. Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. An environmental science major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Environmental Club
  • Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.


Thiel environmental science graduates have gone on to work in a variety of different occupations including private consulting firms to state and federal environmental agencies. Other jobs held by Thiel College environmental science graduates include:

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Coordinator of the Garden & Nature Center at Indiana University
  • Environmental planning and sustainability
  • Owner of Geo-Environmental Drilling Company, Inc.
  • Environmental Manager at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Urban forestry teacher
  • Wildlife Biologist at PA Fish and Boat Commission
  • Water treatment operator