Environmental Science

Environmental Science


Get the education you need for a career in environmental science at Midway University or start your path to professional school.

Our environmental science programs focus on environmental concerns such as hazardous and toxic waste management and disposal, acid rain, and global climate change. As an environmental science major, you will learn the skills and understanding to begin your career in environmental science or graduate studies. With outstanding science facilities, an impressive track record for grads, challenging environmental science curriculum and low faculty to student ratio, Midway University is your formula for success when pursuing your Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.

Why Midway?

16:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:
• First time students
• Homeschool students
• Transfer students
• KCTCS students
• International students
• Dual Credit High School Students

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-11 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at admissions@midway.edu.

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your Environmental Science degree by completing 120 credit hours.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements

40

Major Course Requirements (Courses in the major require a grade of C or better)

35
BIO 103General Biology I3
BIO 104General Biology I Lab1
BIO 105General Biology II3
BIO 106General Biology II Lab1
BIO 230Principles of Botany3
BIO 231Principles of Botany Lab1
BIO 304General Zoology3
BIO 306General Zoology Lab1
ENV 308Environmental Science Methods3
ENV 309Environmental Science Methods Lab1
BIO 312General Ecology3

OR

BIO 305Global Ecology3
BIO 401Ethical Issues in Science3
ENV 402Environmental Law3
ENV 415Conservation Biology3

OR

ENV 421Natural Resource Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts3
ENV 495Environmental Science Capstone/Practicum3

Supporting Courses Required (Courses in the major require a grade of C or better)

19
CHM 170General Chemistry I4
CHM 171General Chemistry I Lab1
CHM 175General Chemistry II4
CHM 176General Chemistry II Lab1
GEO 110Physical Geography3
MTH 140College Algebra3
MTH 245Probability and Statistics (Prerequisite MTH 140)3

Choose at least 6 additional hours in Major (Courses in the major require a grade of C or better)

6
BIO 225Microbiology3
BIO 226Microbiology Laboratory1
BIO 312General Ecology3

or

BIO 305Global Ecology3
BIO 314Vertebrate Zoology3
BIO 315Vertebrate Zoology Lab1
BIO 420Biochemistry3
BIO 421Biochemistry Lab1
CHM 330Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 331Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 335Organic Chemistry II4
CHM 336Organic Chemistry II Lab1
ENV 417Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues3
MTH 143Trigonometry 1
PSC 240Physics I4
PSC 241Physics Laboratory I1
PSC 245Physics II4
PSC 246Physics II Lab1

Electives

20

Total Credit Hours

120

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