|Kelly J. LaBlanc
|Distinguished Lecturer of Environmental Science
|Senior Lecturer of Environmental Science and Biology
|Joseph J. Piatt
|Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science
The Environmental Science program offers a major and 3 related minors: Earth Science, Environmental Studies, and Natural Resource Management.
The environmental science major is an interdisciplinary science program which explores the interactions and relationships between human and natural systems. Through core classes, students integrate geologic, atmospheric, chemical and biological knowledge to address natural resource management and environmental issues. The environmental science program allows the student to tailor the curriculum to his or her professional goals.
Environmental science is a growing field which requires only a bachelor’s degree in most job sectors. The environmental science major prepares students for careers in natural resource management, environmental protection, conservation, environmental consulting, government, and air, water, and soil quality.
The Environmental Science program helps manage a 63-acre field station. Located in the beautiful Kettle Moraine region just west of campus, the Greene Field Station features a trout stream, cold-water springs, extensive wetlands, and an on-site teaching and research facility. This site provides students with many opportunities for outdoor laboratory and research activities.
In addition, students in the program can earn a master’s degree in environmental science via our 3+2 partnerships with Alaska Pacific University (APU) in Anchorage or with the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Students who enroll at Carroll for three years and then transfer to APU or UW-Milwaukee earn both a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and a master’s degree from APU or UW-Milwaukee.
Core Learning Outcomes
The Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science is designed so that students…
- Develop a scientific understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of environmental systems.
- Understand the interrelationships between human and environmental systems.
- Acquire laboratory and field skills for measuring environmental systems.
- Analyze environmental data and issues using quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Develop skills necessary to communicate scientific and resource management information.
Specific courses that require use of equipment and disposable supplies are assigned a course fee.