WLC students exploring a local waterway

Environmental Science Major

Embrace your role as a steward of our planet and explore the complexities of God’s creation as a student in our environmental science major. You’ll study a variety of scientific perspectives on environmental issues with a focus on the ways biology, 化学, and earth science intersect.

You’ll explore the relationship humans have with the environment and each other from a Christian perspective. Working one-on-one with your professors, you’ll actively engage in studies involving:

  • Soil and water quality
  • Waste recycling
  • Air quality sensors
  • Other relevant topics

You may also play a role in shaping our campus’s approach to environmental stewardship by assisting faculty with our rain garden, 堆肥, organic waste management, and other initiatives.

The number of faculty-guided undergraduate reSearch projects is always growing. Environmental science majors can participate in a number of well-funded projects in aquatic 生态 in both local and tropical watersheds, or conduct reSearch in the field investigating the differences between native 植物s and invasive species in remediating wastewater. Students also may assist in reSearch seeking to reduce phosphorus concentrations in effluent from constructed wetlands.

Our small class sizes mean that our faculty are invested in every student’s success. You will develop close, personal relationships with your classmates and faculty. They want you to succeed academically as well as grow spiritually in a safe, nurturing environment.

When you earn your environmental science degree from WLC, you’ll graduate ready to step into a career in botany, conservation, 生态, or other field devoted to caring for God’s intricately designed creation.

Immerse yourself in field reSearch locally and abroad

Our students may participate in reSearch in a variety of local and global environments.

Nearby ecologically significant lakes, 河流, and streams provide unique opportunities for field reSearch in aquatic 生态. Students don’t need to travel far to conduct reSearch and analysis, instead using WLC’s very own rain garden, SPADE (soil, 植物, 农艺, decomposition, and environmental) reSearch plot, and educational 堆肥 site.

ReSearch on Grenada’s coral reef engages students in a long-term biological monitoring project in a Marine Protected Area off its southwest shore. Students have also traveled to Florida, 澳大利亚, and to Jamaica, for exploration of the coral reef, turtle grass beds, rocky shore, and mangrove swamp.

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