Students in an environmental science class with Tess Harden

Environmental Science (BA)

Environmental Science Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary science major that encompasses environmental science as well as the policies, regulations, economics, and social issues that relate to the environment.

Environmental Science is designed to expand students’ understanding of the natural, social, policy, and economic dimensions of environmental issues and solutions. The program’s multi-disciplinary approach helps students develop the ability to think analytically and creatively about the facets of environmental issues that shape appropriate management and policy decisions.

This program creates the ideal multi-disciplinary background for success in a variety of careers including natural resource non-profits, local, state and federal agencies; as well as consulting companies and private companies that need environmental compliance and permitting staff who understand science, policy, and management. Thomas College’s proximity to hundreds of jobs and potential internships with state and federal agencies, as well as environmental NGOs will help enrich students’ studies and create opportunities post-graduation.

Prepare for a Career In:

  • Natural resource non-profits, local, state, and federal agency positions
  • Consulting and private company environmental compliance positions
  • Water quality lab technician
  • Field technician
  • National & state parks roles
  • Game warden

“Thomas was my second home for a few years, and it was a place of excellence and growth. This college morphed me into the woman I am today, and I would not have had it any other way.”

Caitlyn Biegon ’20, Executive Assistant, Natural Resources Council of Maine

At a Glance

Key Courses

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ecology
  • Sustainable Management
  • Environmental Issues
  • Climate Science
  • Contemporary Issues in Biology