Pre-Environmental Sciences

Overview

Students interested in a career in the environmental sciences should gain expertise in one scientific field and the familiarity necessary to converse with scientists and engineers in other fields. Such students should pursue a major in either biology, chemistry or physics. A minor in one of the other two areas is desirable. The choice of major and minor field will depend upon an individual’s interests and career goals.

Within a sound liberal arts curriculum, Hillsdale College has included basic courses preparing students for graduate study or entrance into professional schools. The student planning such specialized study should consult the advisor in his particular field of interest for an outline of required subjects and should also consult the catalog of the institution at which he intends to continue his studies. Though requirements are fairly uniform within a given field, they do vary somewhat among professional and graduate schools.