Explore the science of life from minute strands of DNA to complex ecosystems that stretch for miles and miles.
Our program offers opportunities for research and study using the latest technology and equipment, in the lab or in the field. In faraway tropical rainforests and coral reef habitats or New Hampshire’s own lakes and forests, PSU students work hands-on with faculty members to answer some of life’s toughest questions.
As an environmental biology major you’ll experience:
State-of-the-artlaboratory and research facilities, including an electron microscopy suite, 1,400-liter marine aquarium, fully equipped human physiology lab, museum and specimen room, and rooftop greenhouse
Partnerships with the Center for the Environment, an innovative regional research center focused on environmental science and conservation.
The BS in Environmental Biology focuses on organismal, evolutionary, ecological, and field biology. This degree prepares students for careers in the environmental biology field, including environmental consulting firms, environmental education groups, and governmental agencies. It also provides a foundation for post-graduate study.
Degree Requirements (120 credits)
Biological Science I (TECO)
Biological Science II
Organisms – complete two of the following:
Organisms and Environments – complete two of the following:
Plant Environmental Physiology
Animal Behavior (WRCO)
Animal Physiology (WRCO)
Conservation (DICO) (GACO) (INCO)
Ecology (QRCO) (WRCO)
Current Environmental Issues
3000/4000 level Biology electives [not BIDI]
General Chemistry I (QRCO)
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Environmental Chemistry (INCO)
Physics – complete PH 2130 or (PH 2410 and PH 2430):
University Physics I
University Physics Laboratory I
Mathematics Foundations – complete one of the following:
Precalculus (QRCO) (TECO)
Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
Calculus I (QRCO)
The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry
Creative Thought Directions
Past and Present Directions
Self and Society Directions
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.