Are you in love with nature and enjoy being outside as much as inside? Do you often rely on logic to solve complex problems or come up with original solutions? Could you see yourself helping businesses and organizations understand how decision-making processes impact the environment? If this sounds like you, then a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science could lead to a fulfilling and meaningful career.
PLNU's Biology Department prepares environmental science majors to address the very serious need in our world today for people trained to advocate for the healing and restoration of creation — both land and people. To prepare you for environmental science careers, we offer an inter-departmental program where you'll have the chance to take core science classes in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics alongside electives in political science, economics, philosophy, or sociology. This broad range of academic disciplines will empower you to understand the connections and interactions across these areas of study, and ultimately how each affects the environment.
This major also will require you to complete 8 units within an off-campus environmental program. The purpose behind having you study in an off-campus program is to encourage you to expand your learning beyond PLNU and allow you to take advantage of many specialized courses offered through study abroad programs or summer field courses. Other opportunities, like Chemistry or Biology undergraduate research allow you to study fascinating subjects in compelling settings and apply your passions in unique and deeper contexts.
PLNU also has a robust pre-health program to train and equip you for professions in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Since 2004, Over 90 percent of PLNU students who have applied for health professions schools have been admitted. By offering rigorous courses alongside individualized support and guidance in the form of internships, pre-health advisors, seminars, and more, you can be confident and prepared moving onto graduate and medical schools.