Bethel College was one of the first colleges or universities in the United States to establish an environmental science program – in 1971, shortly after the very first national Earth Day (April 22 annually).
Environmental science at Bethel
- is completed within a Biology or Natural sciences major.
- is interdisciplinary, lending itself well to another major or minor such as communication arts, history or peace, justice and conflict studies – or to the Individualized Major (iMajor).
- is a curriculum that will prepare you for a career in research, conservation, wildlife management, public policy, journalism, advocacy or wherever your passion leads you.
In many cases, that’s a literal “field”! Bethel’s unique opportunities for field research include
- Sand Creek Trail
- two off-campus restoration projects
- Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston, among almost unlimited additional off-campus options
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