College Schools, Departments & Programs

Environmental Science


The B.S. in Environmental Science (B.S.E.S.) and minor in Environmental Science are degree programs offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs through the Integrated Program in the Environment. The interdisciplinary B.S.E.S. program considers the environment from a scientific perspective. Students preparing for professional employment or graduate study in environmental science or in one of the traditional sciences should consider this degree.

While it is possible to divide environmental science into numerous subdisciplines concerned with the atmosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, and the lithosphere, these subsystems are interdependent components of a single Earth system. It follows that the problems encountered in the environmental sciences are inherently interdisciplinary; hence, a scientist working in this field is required to possess both a breadth of knowledge and a specific set of skills and expertise. The overall organization of the B.S.E.S. degree program reflects this philosophy with a broad core curriculum. Opportunities are also available for research projects that provide advanced hands-on experience. The minor in Environmental Science provides an interdisciplinary, science-focused course of study for students with an interest in the environment, who are pursuing other primary majors.

Majors, Minors, and Programs
Contact Information

Environmental Science
Integrated Program in the Environment
Multidisciplinary Science Building II, Room 134
702 North Walnut Grove Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-8745
iuipe [at] indiana [dot] edu