Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Stewards of God’s creation.

At Abilene Christian University, we believe that 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.

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 and responsibility in environmental

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Geoscientist
  • Occupation Health and Safety Specialist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Ecologist
  • Climatologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geographer
  • Meteorologist
  • Nature Conservation Officer

Clubs and Activities

Students in the Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Department at ACU learn outside the classroom through involvement in mission trips, service-learning, internships and a number of pre-professional organizations, including:

  • Alpha Epsilon Sigma pre-professional club
  • Block & Bridle Club
  • Delta Tau Alpha National Agricultural Honor Society
  • Agricultural Consortium of Texas (ACT)
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Equestrian Club
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • The Wildlife Society
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Degree Details

Environmental Science, BS (ENVR)


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:



Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Application Deadlines

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

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