Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

At ACU, we believe a Christian worldview requires stewardship of God’s creation. Environmental issues are not simply technical problems – they also have political, sociological and even spiritual aspects. A career in environmental science offers you many ways to help address those challenges in meaningful ways. Whatever your interest may be, ACU offers flexibility to fit your specific calling to Christian stewardship.

At ACU, we believe a Christian worldview requires stewardship of God’s creation. Environmental issues are not simply technical problems – they also have political, sociological and even spiritual aspects. A career in environmental science offers you many ways to help address those challenges in meaningful ways. Whatever your interest may be, ACU offers flexibility to fit your specific calling to Christian stewardship.

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Mission

The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences focuses on the Christian stewardship of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems.

Program Structure

BS in Environmental Science Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Field Technology
Politics and Policy
Wildlife and Natural Resource Management
Outdoor Studies

Required Hours

University requirements: 56 credit hours + major requirements: 64-67 credit hours (Choice of 4 tracks) + electives: 5-8 credit hours = total required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Plant Science
Energy Resources
Wildlife Ecology
Environmental Law and Policy

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Careers

Students in science class

Maybe you’re drawn to the adventure of the outdoors, or perhaps you feel a strong obligation to become an advocate for nature. Whatever your interest may be, ACU offers flexibility to fit your specific calling to Christian stewardship. As an environmental science graduate, you’ll be  prepared for a variety of careers, including:

  • Geoscientist
  • Occupation health and safety specialist
  • Mining engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Ecologist
  • Climatologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geographer
  • Meteorologist
  • Nature conservation officer