Environmental Science (co-major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Environmental Science as a second major.

What is Environmental Science (co-major)?

Environmental science emphasizes earth science and life science approaches to understanding environmental patterns and processes. If you are primarily interested in biological, earth, and physical sciences or in environmental engineering, this co-major complements your major especially well.

What are the features of Miami’s program?


The term "co-major" indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. This co-major complements the primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline.

Living learning community

First-year students are encouraged to live in a special residence hall with others interested in environmental studies and participate in the residence hall's Environmental Awareness Program.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

What courses would I take?

A required introductory environmental science core course (IES 275), usually taken in the sophomore year, is typically team-taught by a biological scientist and an earth scientist and emphasizes the mix of scientific approaches to understanding environmental issues. Students take an advanced environmental science course (IES 431) as a synthesis experience, and for the practicum requirement take a field course, study abroad, or mentored independent study. Other courses in the social and natural sciences are used to complete the requirements of the co-major.

What can I do with this major?

Graduates of this program typically find jobs in scientific areas, such as resource management or environmental protection for government, environmental consulting firms, industry, or non-profit organizations.

Who can I contact for more information?

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability
Jonathan Levy
118 Shideler Hall
Oxford, OH 45056