Program

120

Total Credits

40

Total Classes

On Ground

Format

The Environmental Studies major at Siena Heights University transforms its students into environmental professionals. After receiving an in-depth understanding of environmental issues and systems, students can then go out into the world as problem-solvers.

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“Teaching innovations include demonstrations, computer animations and slide shows, student-led group and individual activities, hands-on labs, application to real world issues, and field trips. Other innovations include repetition of the objectives/terminology for all three learning modality types (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).”

Dr. Heather Moody

Professor of Environmental Science

Dr. Heather Moody

Learn what the Siena Effect can do for you.

The Environmental Studies major at Siena Heights University transforms its students into environmental professionals. After receiving an in-depth understanding of environmental issues and systems, students can then go out into the world as problem-solvers.

An interdisciplinary program of the Biology and Chemistry departments, the curriculum offers the following academic advantages:

  • A variety of lecture, laboratory, research, and field courses to support career options in both the public and private sector.
  • Courses addressing environmental problem solving, scientific computing, experimental design, research statistics, and instrumentation to address the depth of environmental science.
  • Coursework preparing students for advanced degrees in environmental science, law, policy, health, industry, conservation, etc. Electives may be utilized to enhance preparation for specific graduate programs.
  • Professional certifications and training.
  • Summer internship opportunities.
  • Career counseling and referrals.

Heather Moody
Professor of Environmental Science
hmoody@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7679

Transforming students to environmental professionals in preparing its majors for a broad diversity of career options.

Delivers a variety of lecture, laboratory, research and field courses to support career options in both the public and private sector.

Provides courses addressing environmental problem-solving, scientific computing, experimental design, research statistics and instrumentation to address the depth and breath of environmental science.


The major prepares students for a diverse set of career options. Related career titles for majors (by discipline) are:

Biology

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural technician
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Forest ranger
  • Forester
  • Microbiologist
  • Natural resource specialist
  • Ocean technician
  • Range manager
  • Wildlife manager
  • Zoologist

Chemistry

  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical technician
  • Chemist

Environmental Management

  • Air/Water quality manager
  • Air pollution analyst
  • Alternative energy/technology auditor
  • Architect
  • City planner
  • Civil engineer
  • Conservation agent
  • Conservation systems analyst
  • Consumer safety inspector
  • Earth scientist
  • Engineering technician
  • Environmental analyst
  • Environment consultant
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental law
  • Fund raiser
  • Geographer
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hazardous waste manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Management consultant
  • Meteorologist
  • Resource economist
  • Seismologist

Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.