Environmental Science


About the Program

Sustainability is more important than ever before, and environmental science majors are leading the charge to create a more sustainable world. Whether you’re interested in conservation, research, administration, environmental education, government, industry or environmental health, you’ll find your purpose in Olivet’s program. Internships, volunteer work and hands-on experiences will help prepare you for a successful career.

Kirkelldel Biological Preserve

Located two miles from campus on Pine Lake, Kirkelldel has five habitat types and broad biological diversity, serving as an outdoor classroom for a range of science classes and research projects.


Environmental science majors have the opportunity to select a concentration with a more interdisciplinary approach.

  • Environmental Education

    Environmental education has applications in the public and private sectors, in both for-profit and non-profit venues, including zoos, businesses, nature centers, environmental and outdoor education facilities, conservation organizations and a variety of government agencies from national to local levels.

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Courses in the Program

BIO 216 - Ornithology
SA 307 - Biocultural Ecology
ECO 320 - Environmental Economics
BIO 402 - Ecosystem Ecology
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Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program Receives Additional Funding for Sampling Local Water Quality

The University of Olivet, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), has received a $16,391 Stream Monitoring Implementation Grant…

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