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The science of the world around you

Are you naturally curious about your surroundings? Do you love science and math? Do you enjoy solving problems? Are you passionate about plants, animals, protecting human health and the outdoors?  

As an environmental science student, you’ll complete rigorous coursework from a variety of science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. You’ll work closely with caring, dedicated faculty members. You’ll gain practical experience in environmental science while participating in a variety of research projects and hands-on learning activities. And, of course, you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career path.

Our graduates work in a variety of settings, from private companies and utilities to nonprofits and government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Learn more about careers in environmental science.

Transformative experiences and hands-on learning

At SFA, we believe truly studying environmental science requires you to get out into the environment. That’s why all of our students – from first-year freshmen to graduate students – have plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and participate in a variety of transformative, hands-on learning experiences.

In our specialized laboratories, students work side-by-side with faculty members on important research projects. Our students also get out into the community to work on outreach and service projects. They land amazing, paid internships with private companies, environmental consulting firms and local, state and federal government agencies. They get their hands dirty. And when our students graduate, they have the problem-solving skills and hands-on experience needed to stand out to potential employers.

Undergraduate programs 

Bachelor of Science in environmental science

This unique, interdisciplinary major is made up of coursework from several disciplines, including biology, chemistry, forestry, geographic information systems (GIS), geology and mathematics. You can choose between two unique and highly specialized tracks of study that align with your unique career goals and interests:

Minor in environmental science

A minor in environmental science pairs well with nearly any major – and it’s an especially popular choice for students studying geology or other sciences. Talk to your advisor to learn more about how an environmental science minor can enrich and enhance your degree program.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Graduate program  

Want to deepen your knowledge or prepare for a career in academia? Students interested in a graduate degree can choose to pursue a Master of Science in environmental science. Learn more about our graduate program.


Environmental Science

Forestry Building
Room 103

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13073, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962