B.S. in Environmental Biology
Residential Environmental Biology Program
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.)
120 credit hours
Degree Completion Plans (DCP)
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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)
- College Professor/Researcher
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Field Technician
- Environmental Law
- High School Biology Teacher
- Middle School Biology Teacher