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Environmental Science

Prepare to help solve tomorrow’s environmental problems.

Students writing notes in the forrest creek bed

Our emphasis is on responsible stewardship, with natural sciences as the foundation courses, and a flexible curriculum that allows both breadth in interest and depth in specific environmental areas.

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Sample Courses


  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Understanding the Earth
  • Geomorphology
  • Soils in the Environment
  • Water and Wastewater Technology
  • Environmental Compliance
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Special Admission Requirements


Graduate Admission Requirements

Our Faculty


Our faculty is dedicated to creating unique teaching and research opportunities for students interested in meeting challenges related to the environment. Meet our faculty.

What Sets Us Apart


We direct our research, teaching, and outreach toward solving problems of the environment and strive to provide classroom, research and field-based experiences to enable you to become a strong scientist and ethical leader in our profession.

Environmental science students can enhance their experience by participating in unique study abroad opportunities to South Africa or Costa Rica through the Institute of Environmental Science’s TCU Rhino Initiative or the Costa Rica Research Station.

TCU also offers a minor in sustainability.

Career Prospects


Environmental science graduates work around the world in areas of local, state, and national government; industry; education and consulting. They have pursued graduate study in areas such as environmental engineering, water chemistry, botany, geographic information systems, marine sciences, wildlife management, and natural resources. Our alumni work at companies such as:

  • DFW Airport
  • Botanical Research Institute
  • GMO Free USA

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