Environmental Studies

The field of Environmental Studies recognizes that finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing our society requires individuals with experience and training in a broad array of disciplines. Success in the field requires not only a scientific background to develop technical solutions but also an understanding of the social and economic implications of solutions and decisions. The Environmental Studies Program at UNO offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees that provide students with training in the breadth of disciplines required to understand the complex nature of solving environmental challenges, as well as the scientific expertise needed to successfully pursue a career relating to the environment.

The analytic sciences concentration is designed to produce chemists who are particularly interested in the chemical pollutants that are being released into the air, earth and water environments of our planet.  The earth sciences concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in environmental geology.  The geography and planning concentration is primarily designed to produce local and regional planning specialists who have a good understanding of environmental problems.  The life sciences concentration is designed to prepare a student for jobs in environmental biology focused on the impact of modern technology and change on life forms.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in environmental studies

Minors Offered

Environmental Studies minor

Sustainability minor

Other information

All coursework taken for the environmental studies major or minor or sustainability minor must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.


Director of Environmental Studies

Allwine Hall 114