Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program

Grady Guerrant

The Environmental Sciences degree builds on the interdisciplinary strengths in the natural and social sciences at OSU. Our students learn broadly about environmental sciences from a variety of perspectives, while deeply exploring one area of specialization. Experiential learning is a key part of the degree program since participating in research or an internship provides an opportunity to actively engage in the field of environmental sciences outside the classroom. Students can choose to pursue either a major or a minor, both of which can be earned on campus in Corvallis or online through OSU Ecampus.

Environmental Sciences Curriculum

In order to earn a BS degree in Environmental Sciences students must complete:

  • Baccalaureate Core
  • Science and Math Requirements
  • Environmental Sciences & Humanities Core
  • Experiential Learning
  • Environmental Sciences Specialization Option or Certificate
  • Degree Learning Outcomes


For more detail on the above requirements see the current curriculum worksheets below. If you need a worksheet from a prior catalog year, contact your advisor.

Curriculum Worksheet

2018-2019 and Before

2019-2020 and Beyond

Curriculum Worksheet

2018-2019 and Before

2019-2020 and Beyond

Environmental Sciences Specialization Areas


Alternative Energy

Applied Ecology

Aquatic Biology

Conservation, Resources, and Sustainability

Earth Systems

Environmental Agriculture

Environmental Policy & Economics

Environmental Science Education

Environmental Water Resources


Geographic Information Science

Scientific, Technical, and Professional Communication