A new bachelor’s degree in environmental science will soon be offered at Missouri S&T. The Missouri Coordinating Council for Higher Education recently approved Missouri S&T’s proposal to create the new Bachelor of Science degree.
The degree, offered by Missouri S&T’s Department of Biological Sciences, will draw on S&T’s expertise in biological sciences, civil engineering, economics, environmental engineering, geology and geophysics, geological engineering, and history to help meet to an expected growth in demand for environmental scientists in Missouri. and elsewhere. The first S&T Environmental Science students can enroll in the program in the 2022-23 school year.
“We are excited to have this program approved so that we can begin recruiting students,” says Dr. David Duvernell, president and professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T. “The new degree will fit seamlessly into the campus because S&T already offers all the courses needed to implement the environmental science curriculum, as well as S&T’s other STEM offerings.”
The university’s location near the Mark Twain National Forest, the Missouri Mining District, and natural waterways “makes it a great place to learn about the Show State’s unique natural resources and ecosystems- Me,” says Duvernell. He also says the degree will match the university’s unique and long-standing ties to the environmental science industry.
“One of the main strengths of the program will be that beyond a core of interdisciplinary courses, students will have the opportunity to include advanced electives in various disciplines,” says Duvernell. “For example, if students are interested in water resources, they can explore additional courses in geology and aquatic ecology. If students are interested in environmental microbiology, they can focus on the advanced courses offered in biology and environmental engineering.
For more information about Missouri S&T degree programs, visit futurestudents.mst.edu.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university with more than 7,200 students and is part of the University of Missouri’s four-campus system. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 fields of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.