Three Environmental Science Major Tracks
The environmental science major is completed via one of three different tracks, which creates a plan of study to match your interests. We also offer minors in our environmental science program in sustainability and agroecology.
Applying research skills to understanding our ecological world
Coursework and fieldwork prepares students for careers in ecology, wildlife studies (with field work programs in Kenya), botany, marine biology, forestry, or other field biology vocations. The college offers May-term classes at the J.N. Roth Marine Biology station and multiple field classes at our 1,189 acre field station, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
Examining collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental challenges
Students in the sustainability environmental science track earn 15 credits through participating in the fully residential Sustainability Leadership Semester at Merry Lea, or through the Campus Sustainability Track, where classes are taken in multiple departments.
Implementing agricultural practices built on ecological principles
Through completion of the 8-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) taught at Merry Lea, students earn 12 credits and gain an integrative, hands-on approach to growing food. Students also take botany and entomology courses in the biology department.
Number of years the marine biology program has operated in the Florida Keys
Inaugural year of the Sustainability Leadership Semester
Acres of lawn Goshen College has restored to native landscaping
Acres of land to explore at GC’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
News & Events
by Jon Zirkle, Director of Agroecology Summer Intensive at Merry Lea My teaching in the Agroecology Summer Intensive has been completed, and since fall is my favorite season, I’m now reveling in the beauty that autumn
The Dakota Access pipeline is causing controversy across the country, and one group of Goshen College students came out to protest it.
Ever wonder what you can do with a Goshen College degree? Wonder no more — we checked in with a few of our recent graduates to find out what they’ve been doing since graduation.
Goshen environmental educator Paul Steury would like to see a greener Goshen, and he’s seeking the help of the Goshen City Council to try and make it happen.
Sam Weaver '15 has worked this summer for Allegheny CleanWays on the Recycle Right project.