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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is located in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), a program that capitalizes on the unique partnership between Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences, America’s oldest natural history museum. Students in the department work alongside renowned faculty, gaining hands-on experience that will prepare them for careers or graduate school in environmental science and related fields. The motto of the BEES department is “Field Experience, Early and Often” and that philosophy is woven throughout the program, starting before classes even begin. Three days prior to orientation, incoming freshmen are invited to participate in a Pre-Term Field Experience at the Barnegat Bay field station in Waretown, New Jersey. This unique opportunity provides a sneak peek into academic life and a jumpstart on building lasting friendships with classmates and professors. THE CURRICULUM The environmental science major allows students to pursue a concentration of interest, while receiving an overall breadth of knowledge from the core courses in the discipline. The following four concentrations are available: Biodiversity and Evolution Earth Science Ecology and Conservation Environmental Science The first three concentrations - biodiversity and evolution; earth science; and ecology and conservation - represent areas of combined expertise of researchers at Drexel and the Academy. The environmental science concentration is a more generalized track for students who are not sure of their career goals and want a broader diversity of training in the environmental sciences. Each concentration will include four required courses and 15 credits (at least five courses) to be selected from concentrations across the major. The curriculum for all majors - no matter which concentration they choose - also includes 24 credits of free electives, allowing students to pursue minors in other disciplines around the university, if interested.