Northeastern Illinois University has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer a new undergraduate degree program in Environmental Science, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Helldobler has announced. The program will launch in fall 2015.
The new B.S. Environmental Science program is designed to help students understand the complex relationship between the environment and its components, including the impact of human activities on the environment and vice versa.
The program will provide students with an interdisciplinary scientific framework—drawing on courses in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics—for understanding the environment and making rational and informed decisions through hands-on laboratory, field and analytical work.
Northeastern’s program will produce graduates committed to civic engagement and qualified for employment in the industry, governmental regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms, and for graduate study in environmental science or related fields.