Become a Voice in Environmental Decision-making

Help solve one of today’s most pressing issues – the health of our environment. 

A bachelor's degree in environmental science provides an interdisciplinary education for students interested in understanding natural and social science environmental issues.

Two degree concentrations direct students to take an active role in environmental decision-making at local, state, national and international levels.

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Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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Environmental Science Concentrations

    Natural science

    The natural science degree concentration focuses on physical, chemical and biological factors associated with environmental quality and environmental policy-making decisions.

    Social science

    The social science degree concentration focuses on the social and economic context in which environmental policy-making decisions are made.

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    Careers and Grad School Prep

    Natural and social environmental scientists are needed at local, state, national and international levels.

    • Activism
    • Biotechnology 
    • Climate change science and policy
    • Conservation
    • Culture and history
    • Ecology
    • Energy production
    • Environmental chemistry and toxicology
    • Environmental law and policy
    • Freshwater and marine science and policy
    • Microbiology
    • Natural resource management
    • Politics
    • Public health
    • Sustainability
    • Urban planning

    Engaged Learning

    GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

    • Student/faculty research collaborations: plant, insect and amphibian biodiversity, bird conservation, stream, lake and wetland ecology, environmental chemistry, fish ecology, and parasitology
    • Academic conference presentations
    • Internships
    • Service learning

    GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

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    Minors, Certificates, Certifications

    Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

      African American studies minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

      Anthropology minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

      Biology minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

      Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

      Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

      Business administration minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

      Business intelligence certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

      Chemistry minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

      Creative writing minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

      Criminal justice / criminology minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

      Cybersecurity certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

      English minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

      Film minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

      Gender studies minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

      Geography minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

      Gerontology certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

      Global studies certification

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

      History minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

      Information technology minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

      Integrative arts minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

      Latin American studies certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

      Mathematics minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

      Musical studies minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

      Paralegal certification

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

      Physics minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

      Political science minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

      Professional studies minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

      Religious studies minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

      Sociology minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

      Spanish for professionals certificate

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

      Spanish minor

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

      TESOL certification

      Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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      Get Involved

      Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.

      Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

      Student Involvement

      GGC's Honors Program

      Honor Societies

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      Student Planning Tools

        Academic Maps

        Chart your four-year schedule of courses.

        ACADEMIC MAPS

        Mentoring Milestones

        Engage in your college experience.

        MENTORING MILESTONES

        Program Plans

        Track program requirements and progress.

        PROGRAM PLANS