When you graduate with your degree in environmental studies from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Tropical Biology
  • Conservation Biology

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Study Environmental Studies at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany Oklahoma.

Program Overview

The Program

  • Focuses on both our role in the environment and how the environment physically affects us
  • Includes a science core and courses on current topic items effecting the environment
  • Semester abroad studies at the Quetzal Education Research Center in Costa Rica
  • Study with AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies at one of several global locations

The Professors

  • Experts the field of environmental science
  • Experience working with the Environmental Protection Agency on various projects
  • All science faculty hold Ph. D.s
  • One-on-one learning experiences with faculty to cultivate your knowledge and grow your education

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates are prepared to go continue to graduate school to study ecology, sustainability, environmental science, public health and more
  • Other graduates pursue careers immediately after graduation in environmental testing, environmental monitoring, private or government facility lab technicians

The program requirements are as follows:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Courses
BIOL 1314  
Organismal Biology
BIOL 1324
Cells and Systems
BIOL 2124 Microbiology 4
BIOL 3124 Genetics 4
Total Biology Core Course Credits

* Field biology courses 16

Other Courses

CHEM 1124 and 1224 General Chemistry I and II 4/4
CHEM 3114 Organic Chemistry I 4
BIOL 3154 General Ecology 4
Environmental Studies Major Credit Hours 48

Other courses strongly recommended:

PHYS 1114 General Physics I 4
STAT 3143 Statistical Methods 3
CHEM 3024 Analytical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 3133 Biochemistry 4
CHEM 3263 Cell and Molecular 4

*The field biology courses requirement can be satisfied with one semester at the SNU Quetzal Educational Research Center (QERC) in Costa Rica (up to 8 credits) with two additional environmental field courses offered through AuSable or SNU. Alternatively, the field biology course requirement can be satisfied solely through courses offered by Au Sable and SNU.

Other SNU offered environmental course options:
BIOL 1013 Environmental Sustainability 3
BIOL 3182 Environmental Monitoring (QERC) 2
BIOL 3105 Tropical Ecology (QERC) 5
BIOL 4003 Tropical Field Research (QERC) 3
HP 4303 American Environmental History 3