Surrounded by a wealth of foliage and set on the fresh waters of Keuka Lake, Keuka College makes an ideal setting for environmental science majors to observe and interact with the environment around them.
The program provides you with the option to focus on the physical or biological science of the environment by training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. There are also numerous opportunities for students to explore, conduct research, or get involved with nearby community groups such as the Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, which offer students a chance to interact in their chosen field off campus. On campus, the Center for Aquatic Research gives you the opportunity to conduct an independent study on the quality of the surrounding lake water.
Like all Keuka College students, environmental science majors are required to complete a 140-hour field study. From Costa Rica to nearby Seneca Falls, students have completed Field Periods in locations worldwide that provide the real-life experience that gives them an edge entering the job market or graduate school.
|BIO 134||Organisms and Environment||4|
|BIO 135||Cells and Organisms||4|
|BIO 234||Cell and Developmental Biology||4|
|CHM 111||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 112||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHM 206||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 207||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|ENV 337||Ecology and Evolution||4|
|ENV 390||Junior Natural Science Seminar||3|
|ENV 450||Senior Seminar in Natural Science||2|
|ENV 490||Environmental Science Field Period||3|
|MAT 106||Calculus I||4|
|PHY 201||General Physics I||4|
|PHY 202||General Physics II||4|
|Complete one additional BIO/CHM/ENV course at the 300 or 400 level.|
Due to the rising demands placed on the environment by population growth, increasing public interest in environmental concerns, and new laws and regulations, demand for environmental scientists and specialists is projected to increase 19 percent by the year 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Opportunities in the public and private sectors are growing especially for environmental health specialists, environmental protection specialists, and consultants working with businesses to minimize environmental waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources.