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Environmental Science

Mercyhurst University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2022

About this program

Environmental Science

Environmental Science explores the intersection between humans and the natural world. It is a complex field that touches upon aspects of the biological and physical sciences, governmental policies, economics, and social issues; success at addressing environmental issues therefore requires an interdisciplinary approach. Consequently, the Mercyhurst University Environmental Science major educates and trains students in the physical and social sciences so that they are reflectively aware of the natural environment in which they live, are globally responsible of the Earth and its resources, and are prepared to successfully address environmental issues on any number of fronts. Students choose a specific track in Biology Field Studies or Geology Field Studies to help emphasize their particular interest in environmental science.

Fast Facts

  • You will learn from faculty who live what they teach and are vested in meeting your needs as a student
  • Students gain hands-on experiences through original research and internship opportunities
  • Students work closely with the biology and geology departments to create an educational plan that fits their interests
  • Students gain a strong background in the physical sciences while also learning about the social science aspect of environmental issues
  • This is a close-knit program with small class sizes that uses modern equipment, labs and classrooms

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Total tuition fees for

  • Residents:$55,505
  • Local Commuters:$43,005


Learning Outcomes

  • Go beyond the classroom to learn by getting out into the field and traveling outside of Erie
  • Conduct original research and present your results at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Learn by doing when conducting real field tests and surveys

Career paths

  • Park Naturalists
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
  • Natural Sciences Managers

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Mercyhurst University

Founded in 1929, Mercyhurst University is a private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania, on a hill overlooking Lake Erie. Our 75-acre campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the region. The university educates diverse persons in...

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Mercyhurst University

501 E 38th Street
16546 Erie Pennsylvania
United States of America

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