Dr. Lauren Bergey was interviewed by CBS local news about her studies of an invasive shrimp species.
Want a chance to make the world a better place?
Centenary University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science program combines a liberal arts foundation with a career concentration in environmental stewardship. Students’ studies focus on the relationship between environmental quality, land use and human health as well as how our local actions impact the global community.
The Environmental Science curriculum will provide you with a deep understanding of the interconnectivity of the Earth’s ecosystems. The program’s curriculum begins with an extensive exploration of math (including statistics), biology and chemistry, and it advances to topics like sustainability, ecology, toxicology and environmental field sampling.
A World of Opportunities
Our Environmental Science program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed for immediate employment or graduate studies. You will leave Centenary ready for careers in fields such as environmental science, environmental consulting, research, government service, geoscience, oceanography and education.
Your academic resume will also be bolstered by participating in several student groups on campus with an environmental focus. A student-led group called EVERGREEN promotes sustainability with regular eco-events events on campus as well as community initiatives such as beach and river cleanups.
A Hands-on Experience
At Centenary, Environmental Science students also have the opportunity to participate in environmental research teams and investigate cutting-edge issues.
In addition to research opportunities on campus, you may opt to participate in a number of internships for academic credit. Our students have been involved in internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. They have also been active with local wildlife rehabilitators and environmental groups including Clean Ocean Action.