Environmental Studies, B.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Enter a rapidly-growing, cross-disciplinary field in need of well-qualified graduates. Wayland’s environmental studies degree prepares students for careers in the private or public sector dealing directly with the identification and implementation of solutions to environmental problems facing this generation and future generations. Students focus their studies on topics such as environmental pollution; wildlife conservation and biodiversity; food production and wise use of natural resources; and the proper role of environmental regulations to promote a sustainable environment. The program is unique in its emphasis on the importance of a faith-based creation care ethic to achieve sustainable use of natural resources.

Those holding a degree in environmental studies are well equipped for careers in state and federal government policy and research; positions in wildlife management and related fields in criminal justice; and private sector positions dealing with various issues related to environmental management and implementation of green technologies.

Course requirements for this degree includes several alternative paths involving a mix of courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and geology; and a variety of complementary course options in non-science content areas.


A Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies requires 124 course hours. The composite major requires 40 hours, of which 32 hours are upper level.

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The School of Math & Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations - Texas Academy of Science

  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.


  • Environmental Protection
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Industrial Management
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Public Health

School of Math and Science Events

April 17, 2020

Honors Luncheon

Honors Luncheon - UC 211.Details to be sent later.
11:30am - 1:30pm, UC 211

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