The Rose State Environmental Science program is a quantitative and interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment, and to solutions of environmental problems. Environmental scientists work on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost always include an interaction of physical, chemical and biological processes. Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems.
Quality & Safety Option
This option focuses on environmental quality issues and provides a foundation in solid and hazardous wastes, air quality and industrial hygiene practices. Life and physical sciences as well as a mathematical foundation are integral to this option. The knowledge obtained will strengthen the students’ ability to anticipate, recognize and respond to environmental challenges.
Natural Resources Option
This option focuses on environmental natural resources and aligns with state schools that have their environmental science degree under the College of Ag Science and Natural Resources. Life and physical science as well as mathematics are core foundations of this option.
Science & Analytical Option
This option is designed with less focus on the program requirements and more on the supported and related requirements such as math and physical science. This is designed to align the programs where the focus is environmental engineering. Environmental engineers are tasked with developing sustainable solutions for an expanding global community.