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Environmental Science Course

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species – man – acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. - Rachel Carson, Marine Biologist, Conservationist and Author of Silent Spring

What is Environmental Science?

While the world’s natural resources are finite, the use of them is anything but. As the need to better conserve the world’s ecosystems became apparent in the last half of the 20th century, in no small part because of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Environmental Science was born. Encompassing the natural and social sciences, Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of the physical environment and the ways it is used and endangered. It is concerned with such current issues as pollution and climate change, as well as humanity’s relationship with the environment and how that translates into perceptions and policies.

Environmental Science at Macomb

In Macomb’s Environmental Science Courses you will study environmental problems and how they may be solved through alternative uses of the world’s natural resources. You will also explore basic ecological concepts, while increasing your understanding of energy resource limitations, land use, water and air pollution, and humans’ role in protecting and preserving world ecosystems. To complement your study of Environmental Science, you may also be interested in these other courses at Macomb:

  • General Biology
  • Biology – Environmental Science
  • World Regional Geography
  • Natural Science
  • Earth Science
  • Renewable Energy Concepts
  • Introduction to Sustainability

Career Opportunities in Environmental Science

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, Environmental Science or a related field is required for most entry-level positions in Environmental Science. A master’s or doctorate is the standard, however, for most teaching and research positions.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The credits earned in Macomb’s Environmental Science and related courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s or masters degree in Natural Science, Environmental Science or a related field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Environmental Science Courses at Macomb?

For more information on Environmental Science Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2147, or at South Campus: 586.445.7354,

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