Environmental Science Major:
We offer both a BA and a BS in environmental science. Common to both degrees is a thematic emphasis that allows students to focus their study in areas of environmental science in which our faculty have interest and experience. Available themes currently include:
- conservation biology
- aquatic ecosystems
- stream resources
- water resources
- wildlife management
Click on a theme of interest for thematic information and course requirements.
Environmental Studies Minor:
Students need a broad range of courses to understand thoroughly and work successfully on environmental problems that are inherently interdisciplinary. This minor gives an environmental focus to any major and offers the breadth of knowledge that complements the in-depth study required of a traditional discipline. Our graduates develop the problem-solving skills and critical-thinking ability that make them more appealing to prospective employers and graduate schools.
With the approval of the Provost and the Environmental Science Program Committee, students can create an interdepartmental major composed of courses selected from several departments but all contributing to some unified purpose or theme. For students interested in a major in Environmental Studies or Sustainability, where the focus of the major shifts from environmental science to policy-related, economic, or social dimensions of the environment, an interdepartmental major would be appropriate.
3-2 Program with Duke University:
For exceptional students, Wittenberg has a cooperative program with Duke University's School for the Environment. Students spend three years at Wittenberg completing the courses required for a major concentration and Wittenberg's general education program. After two additional years of study in an environmental program at Duke, students recieve a B.A. from Wittenberg and an M.A. from Duke.