Thomas More College

Always dreamed of working in the environmental field?

Earning a degree in environment science is a great place to start. As an environmental science major, students will gain both a depth of knowledge in a defined subject area and a breadth in the exploration of environmental issues; so that possible solutions can be addressed adequately. Students majoring in environmental science are required to participate in a related internship or to conduct a research project with one or more faculty members from the participating departments and community organizations. This combination of coursework and real-world experience and will prepare students for both graduate school and the workforce. Students are encouraged to an advanced degree and expected to be working in the following fields:

  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Botanist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Occupational Health/Safety Specialist
  • Ecologist
  • Researcher
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Geologist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Hydrologist
  • Zoologist

Environmental Science

Answer Your Calling

Though the Biology Department, Thomas More offers a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science. This major is an interdisciplinary program, combining a solid education in the natural sciences with courses in the social sciences and other disciplines. Environmental issues and concerns, such as global warming and loss of biodiversity, are often related to economic and political policies. Therefore, an integrated and interdisciplinary approach-examining economic, political and social issues-is characteristic of this major. The program emphasizes basic research in ecology, applied research and teaching that directly address local, regional and global environmental concerns. The degree prepares students for graduate school, and secondarily, for work in public service, government, consulting, and nonprofit environmental organizations. Thomas More has the long track record of environmental and ecological research, excellent facilities on the main campus and at the Field Station, and ties to the environmental and corporate community for research, internships, job opportunities and financial support that make it well-suited to offer this exciting degree.

Chart Your Course

A sampling of courses available to environmental science majors includes:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Aquatic biology
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment Policy
  • Evolution
  • Field Biology
  • Geology
  • Invertebrate Zoology

Discover More

The Center for Ohio River Research and Education is located at the Thomas More College Biology Station. Recently, the Field Station underwent a major renovation project and now includes a state-of-the-art research facility, with two laboratories, a museum and a classroom. Soon after, the Center for Ohio River Research and Education was established. The faculty and staff at the Center offer students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the natural world through field courses, research projects and outreach programs that focus on the ecology of the Ohio River. The Center contains scientific equipment, supplies and expertise in the areas of environmental science and provides these majors the unique opportunity to advance their academic careers through field experiences and research projects. Beginning in 1971 and continuing through the present, faculty and students at the Field Station have conducted research projects in the areas of bioassessments, fisheries, limnology, microbiology, and toxicology. The Center at the Field Station offers an interactive setting where students become actively involved in doing science.

For more information, contact:

Chris N. Lorentz, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Director of the Center for Ohio River Reasearch and Education
Thomas More College
859-344-3373
chris.lorentz@thomasmore.edu