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B.S. in Environmental Biology

Residential Environmental Biology Program

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Gain an understanding of the role of stewardship we have as part of God’s creation with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology degree from Liberty University. This degree will prepare you for graduate school, help you to secure industry or government jobs, or become a high school biology teacher.

 

Our freshman and sophomore science courses are designed to give you a broad background in biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Our upper-level courses build on this base of knowledge as you engage in many “hands-on” experiences during our field labs. For example, you will conduct in-stream impact assessments using electrofishing equipment, use elastomer to mark newts to estimate their population size using mark-recapture methods, map out movement patterns of animals using telemetry, geographical information system software, and global positioning system technology.

 

Upper-level students also engage in team-based research projects directed by our professors including ecophysiological boundaries of the Peaks of Otter salamander, a species of salamander unique to central Virginia, migration dynamics of the Saw-whet owl in the Piedmont, or box turtle urban ecology.

 

The B.S. in Environmental Biology is offered through the Department of Biology & Chemistry.


Academics: Environmental Biology (B.S.)

Credit Hours

120 credit hours

 

Degree Completion Plans (DCP)

 

Admission Requirements

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Courses You Could Take

  • General Biology II (BIOL 225)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 303)
  • Botany (BIOL 317)
  • Ecology (BIOL 310)
  • Environmental Science & Policy (ENVR 350)

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Career Opportunities

  • College Professor/Researcher
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Environmental Law
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Middle School Biology Teacher