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We have only one planet, so if you’re interested in studies that will set you on a path toward understanding, preserving and protecting it, you’ve come to the right place. The Environmental Sciences degree builds on the interdisciplinary strengths in the natural and social sciences at OSU. You will learn broadly about environmental sciences from a variety of perspectives, while deeply exploring one area of specialization. Going beyond the classroom by getting into the field, lab or an internship is a key part of the program. You can pursue a major in Environmental Sciences on campus in Corvallis or at Cascades, or online through OSU Ecampus. You can also complete an Environmental Sciences minor in Corvallis or online through Ecampus.
The Environmental Sciences program is highly interdisciplinary, which means you’ll work with and learn from faculty across the university and within diverse disciplines, including ecology, conservation, alternative energy, aquatic biology and environmental science education.
Program Head: Laurence C. Becker
Assistant Director: Tyler McFadden
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Many Oregon State Environmental Sciences majors go on to graduate programs in environmental science, geography, oceanography and more, while others enter the work force right away. Recent Oregon State Environmental Sciences majors are now employed at: