Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Sciences

The B.S. in Environmental Science (ENVS) degree encompasses the study of natural environmental systems and the interaction of humans with these systems. It includes a strong foundation in the basic sciences, requiring core content in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Earth sciences, and environmental policy. 

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Research, laboratory, and field work experience

Upper-level coursework builds lab, field, communication, and computational skills. Students will be encouraged to create a focused pathway of electives that matches their interests and career goals. This degree takes advantage of Georgia Tech’s expertise in Environmental Chemistry, climate science, marine science, Aquatic Chemical Ecology, microbial dynamics, and Environmental Policy.  

Contact information

For more information contact EAS Advisors: Samantha Wilson or Zachary Handlos

Expanding horizons

ENVS was developed by a joint committee involving EAS and the School of Biological Sciences.

  • ENVS requires core content in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Earth sciences, and public policy.    
  • Upper level coursework allows students to customize their program of study based on interest.    
  • Students will complete a capstone research project that integrates the knowledge they have gained through the program. 


ENVS will prepare students for careers in environmental consulting, conservation, environmental sustainability, and environmental education. It will also provide a strong base for students interested in pursuing graduate programs and careers in environmental policy, environmental law, medicine, and other master’s and Ph.D. programs in environmentally related disciplines.  


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