Environmental Science or Studies Double Majors

Environmental Studies students perform field experimentsAs an Environmental Science or Environmental Studies major, you may opt to double major in another discipline. This popular way to enhance your career-preparedness allows you to complete both degrees in four years. You may consult the sample course sequences below. Because some courses can fulfill two requirements, the course sequences do not require that you take more than 18 credits in any one semester.

A double major is one way for you to prepare for the complexity of real-world environmental challenges by drawing knowledge from more than one field of study. As an Environmental Science or Environmental Studies major, you may also broaden your knowledge through an internship and optional research and study abroad experiences.

You may also consider pursuing a minor rather than a major in one of these other fields.

Popular Double Majors

Environmental Science and Animal Behavior

This double major might be for you if your passions are to deploy a variety of scientific fields to understand human impacts on the environment and the ability of organisms to survive and reproduce. This training prepares you for work in wildlife management.

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Environmental Science and Biological Sciences

This double major might be for you if your passions are to deploy a wide-ranging set of scientific approaches (including ecology, genetics, chemistry and physics) to understand human impacts on the environment and/or environmental health. This training prepares you for a variety of work opportunities, including those related to environmental impacts and mitigation, environmental research and environmental projects with consulting firms. It also prepares you for graduate school in the biological or environmental sciences.

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Environmental Science and Marine Biology

This double major might be for you if your passions are to deploy a variety of scientific fields to understand human impacts on both terrestrial and marine environments. This training prepares you for scientific work where land and sea interact.

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Environmental Science and Applied Mathematics

This double major might be for you if your passions are to deploy skills in statistics, data analytics, mathematical modeling, or spatial analysis, including Geographic Information Systems. This training prepares you for work in terrestrial or aquatic ecology, meteorology, toxicology, demography, natural resources planning, urban and/or regional planning and related natural and social sciences professions.

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Environmental Science and Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs

This double major might be for you if your passions are to deploy a variety of scientific fields to understand human impacts on both terrestrial and marine environments. This training prepares you for work in the conservation, management, regulation and governance of the resources of both land and sea.

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Environmental Studies and Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs

This double major might be for you if your passions are the human, social and political aspects of natural resources and environmental challenges on both land and sea. This training prepares you for work in environmental policy and resource management, particularly at the land–sea interface.

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Environmental Studies and Sociology

This double major might be for you if your passions are related to the societal impacts of, and responses to, environmental challenges. This training prepares you for environmental work in both public and private organizations, as well as for graduate school in environmental studies or a variety of social sciences.

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