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Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science


The Bachelor of Science of Environment Science is an Indiana University degree offered in the Department of Earth Sciences in partnership with the Department of Public Health and the School of Liberal Arts.

This program prepares students for graduate studies or a variety of careers in federal and state agencies, industry, and consulting firms. Students choose from one of three concentrations.

Earth and Water Resources Concentration

You'll learn about interactions between land, soil, and water, and how these interactions are critical to ensuring environmental quality. Students graduate with a quantitative background in soils, hydrogeology, and biogeochemistry and an understanding of biological interactions, processes affecting soil and water resources, and advanced analytical techniques related to environmental quality assessments.

Environmental Science B.S.—Earth and Water Resources. View the degree map.

Environmental Management Concentration

This concentration prepares students who wish to focus on the management of pollution in the air, land, and water. You'll graduate with the theoretical foundation and applied skills needed to characterize hazards, track the fate and transport of pollutants, identify health and environmental effects of pollutants, and plan and manage programs to control environmental hazards.

Environmental Science B.S.—Environmental Management. View the degree map.

Environmental Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Concentration

This concentration builds theoretical background and advanced knowledge in spatial analytical techniques using remote sensing (satellite and airborne sensors), geographic information system (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS) technologies. You'll graduate with an understanding of the integration of these technologies and their applications to problems of environmental modeling and analysis.

Environmental Science B.S.—Environmental Remote Sensing Spatial Analysis. View the degree map.

Students are also encouraged to participate in research. Faculty in the Departments of Earth Sciences (Science), Geography (Liberal Arts), and the Department of Public Health (School of Medicine) are actively engaged in basic and applied research. Research areas include geochemistry, hydrology, paleoclimatology, biogeochemical cycles, soils, wetland restoration, water resource analysis, environmental remote sensing, land cover dynamics, urban ecosystems, human health and the environment, environmental and water resources planning, environmental health policy, food science, and indoor air quality.