Environmental Science

Environmental Science - Spotlight - George Bailey

“My decision to study environmental science stems from my childhood obsession with nature, plants, and being able to spend time outdoors. These are natural resources that I believe every human should have the opportunity to enjoy. Studying environmental science gives me the opportunity to leave the world better than I found it."

Meet George Bailey, environmental science major

You should major in environmental science if:

  • You love nature and the environment, spending time outdoors, hiking, and camping.
  • You’d like to explore the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics, and math. 
  • You want hands-on experiences in classes that take you into Louisiana’s unique environment.

Environmental science is the study of the planet’s biological, chemical, and geological resources, and how those resources affect humans. Here at UL Lafayette, we apply 3D and 4D thinking with a focus on intensive real-world problem-solving.

Environmental science majors can choose from one of three areas of concentration:

  • Digital Geography
  • Environmental Quality
  • Soil & Water Conservation

Whichever you choose, you’ll get experience doing lab and field work, computer mapping, and data analysis and application.

Environmental Science at UL Lafayette

What's Environmental Science Like?

  • Lab work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Field work
    Rated 2 out of 3

Life as an Environmental Science Major