Environmental Science

Are you considering a career in Environmental Science? At Hesston College you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an associate of science degree that provides opportunity to transfer into a university environmental science program of your choice. These programs can be especially designed for you and your specific interests to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper-level environmental science programs of study.

The environmental science program prepares the student to explore the relationships between humans and their environment in a proactive manner. The student employs problem-solving methods, data-search strategies, analysis, evaluation and prediction in the study of complex environmental issues.

Why Study Environmental Science?

Environmental science is a growing field with employment opportunities in many different sectors from profit and nonprofit to healthcare and government industries.

Many career possibilities are available in the environmental science field due to an increasing demand for professionals with environmental science backgrounds. Government agencies and industries have developed jobs to deal with environmental challenges, and the recognition of new challenges will likely generate further employment opportunities.

The environmental science program at Hesston College offers an associate of science degree for students interested in pursuing the following career areas:

  • planning and sustainability
  • education and communication
  • solid waste management
  • hazardous-waste management
  • travel and tourism
  • water and air-quality management
  • land and water conservation
  • forestry and wildlife management
  • parks and outdoor recreation

What courses will I take?

The two-year program at Hesston College combines career-specific classes with general education courses. You will take classes in Environmental Science and Environmental Biology as well as courses in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The program of study may be customized for student choosing the associate of arts degree path.

But that’s not all. Our small classes and intensive, personalized instruction will help you excel in the critical foundation courses of your major. At Hesston, there are no teaching assistants, only instructors who devote all of their time and energy to first- and second-year students. Our small class size also means that you will find your instructors available to work with you individually outside of class time.

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college located in south central Kansas. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, classes are generally small. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.

But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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