Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Environmental Science - AGLS

Iowa State offers two distinct but allied undergraduate programs focused on environmental systems: Environmental science and environmental studies.

The environmental science major provides a technically rigorous, quantitative, and integrated approach to the study of environmental systems. The magnitude and complexity of environmental problems are creating a growing need for scientists with interdisciplinary training in environmental science. The environmental science curriculum is designed to prepare you for a position of leadership in this rapidly changing discipline. Your coursework will provide you with a solid foundation in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences and the specialized training necessary for integrated analysis of environmental systems.

Environmental studies is an interdepartmental, secondary major serving students with primary majors ranging from architecture to zoology. Designed to work in concert with your primary major, environmental studies can add an environmental component to any program of courses. This secondary major provides you with an understanding of major regional and global environmental issues and an appreciation of different perspectives regarding these issues.

Related Curriculums

Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences
  The Environment
The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences
 

Related Career Keys

Investigative
 

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