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Environmental Biology Major

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Experiences

The environmental biology major prepares students for employment in an environmental career or graduate study in a number of related fields. Possible career paths include environmental consultant, field biologist, conservation, public policy, education or opportunities related to natural resources and renewable energy.

You will study how plants and animals interact within their species and as part of a larger ecosystem as well as the effects of human influence on the environment. You will also gain a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Greenville College students benefit from unique experiences afforded by the Ayers Science Field Station located 15 minutes from campus as well as the Hoiles Gardens offering over 40 acres of wooded property adjacent to campus.

Our Experiences

GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Dr. Wendel Ellis ’86 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year for 2015. Ellis was recognized April 16 during the NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has named Robert Snyder ’74 its 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year.
Keeping the Wild In Wilderness - The Nation Celebrates Zahniser

Keeping the Wild In Wilderness - The Nation Celebrates Zahniser's Work

September 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, a landmark legislation authored and championed by legendary GC alum Howard Zahniser ('28).
Three Thousand Miles

Three Thousand Miles

Overcoming some frightening memories, Deeanna (Roberts '79) hops back on the road checking one of her biking routes off of her "bucket list".
Josh Cranston

Josh Cranston '12 on Sustainable Habits, Christian Ritual, and Creation Care

A prestigious Fulbright Scholarship offered Josh Cranston '12 the opportunity to spend the 2012-2013 academic year researching environmental sustainability at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Career Opportunities

  • Ecologist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Environmental Biologist
  • Environmental Biology Teacher