Environmental Biology

Degree: B.S.

Millersville University's Environmental Biology program equips passionate students with the knowledge and experiences to make a difference in real world environmental issues.

Why Study This Program?

Environmental Biology, or ecology, is the scientific study of organisms and their environment. Through this program at Millersville University, you will examine the distribution and abundance of organisms, how they interact with each other and with their environment, and how energy and materials are used by natural communities.

Students conduct research both in the laboratory and outdoors as they learn to use ecological knowledge to solve environmental problems and manage natural resources. MU's Environmental Biology program is designed to prepare students to work as environmental managers or to pursue graduate study in the field of ecology.

The Environmental Biology program is an option within the Biology major. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with an option in Environmental Biology.

What Will You Learn?

The Environmental Biology program balances knowledge of biological science with a passion for real world environmental issues. Students explore chemistry, physics and mathematics in a well-rounded curriculum that establishes a broad understanding of both biology and ecology. As environmental biologists must be concerned with ethical and societal issues as well as scientific considerations, this program combines rigorous training in science with a strong background in the liberal arts.