The Environmental Science program at Valley City State University is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of environmental-related fields, or to continue their education in graduate school. The major combines earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics, to study relationships between humans, and other organisms, and the environment. These qualities make the Environmental Science program a great option for students who are interested in environmental issues, and in gaining a broad education in all aspects of science.
This program provides many opportunities for practical experiences, including frequent field trips and hands-on lab activities. Research opportunities are also available, with many student taking part in laboratory and field research projects.
Graduates of the program will gain the education and experiences necessary to work in a wide variety of well-paying fields, including environmental consulting, natural resource management, the energy industry, public health, and many others. Or, if graduate school is the goal, students will be well-prepared to enter graduate programs in a variety of specialties.
Why Choose Environmental Science at VCSU?
From outstanding hands on experience in the field to interesting discussions in the classroom, I learned so much, and am ready to learn even more because of my awesome teachers and the phenomenal atmosphere and resources. The faculty went above and beyond when it came to helping me reach my goal of furthering my education and getting into graduate school, where I am working on my Master's in Environmental Science. Michaela Halvorson '16