Environmental Science

Environmental Science is the study of environmental systems, including ecology, oceanology, geology and the solution of environmental problems.

Earn a college transfer degree that includes Environmental Science classes. Planning to Major in Environmental Science? Download this handy guide (pdf).

Learn more about the Sustainable Agriculture Education Emphasis.

Students who major in environmental studies or environmental science may go on to work for governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, or corporations. With an Environmental Science background, you can focus on environmental policy, collecting data or monitoring compliance on environmental issues. Some students who major in environmental science work outdoors monitoring water quality, tracking endangered species, introducing children to the natural environment, or advocating for new policies and better enforcement of policies that protect the environment and human health.

Courses Offered

  • Intro to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Issues/Problems
  • Principles Environmental
  • Sustainability Energy & Resources–Now & in the Future
  • Internship Sustainable Agriculture
  • Principles of Agroecology
  • Sustainable Food Systems Employment Seminar
  • General Ecology
  • Intro Soil Science Restoration
  • Agroforestry Systems Eco Science Management Conservation
  • Urban Food System Analysis
  • Nuclear Choices
  • Sustainable Urban Food

To read course descriptions for the current and upcoming quarter as well as register, visit MyCentral.

Environmental Science Careers

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Education Officer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Marine Biologist
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Waste Management or Recycling Officer

Environmental Science Faculty

Carolann Castell
University of Washington, M.S. (Science)
Carolann.Castell@seattlecolleges.edu

Katie Chenu (Department Lead)
Scipps Institution of Oceanography, Ph.D. (Earth Science)
katie.chenu@seattlecolleges.edu

Nancy Sola-Llonch
California State University Sacramento, M.S. (Geology)
Nancy.Sola-Llonch2@seattlecolleges.edu

Grace Sparks
University of Washington, Ph.D. (Ecosystems Analysis)
Grace.Sparks@seattlecolleges.edu