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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
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Welcome to the website for the B.S. in Environmental Science (BSES) at Indiana University, Bloomington.

This site contains important information regarding the BSES program, and we encourage you to explore this site as well as related degree programs in the Integrated Program in the Environment.

What is the BSES?

The BSES is science-focused undergraduate degree that provides training for students interested in studying the environment and solving environmental problems. The BSES is a joint degree program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), which means students have access to a large selection of courses on a wide range of environmental topics. More than 40 faculty and instructors across IU are involved in delivering the environmental science courses taken by BSES students.

The BSES curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems using knowledge and tools from many of the traditional sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, mathematics, meteorology, or physics). At the same time, students are encouraged to think broadly about environmental problems, including the relationships between science, policy, and management. Students often pursue minors, certificates, or second degrees in disciplinary fields related to environmental science.

How do I find out more about the BSES?

Explore the pages on this website. They contain information on curriculum, advising, and answers to other common questions. If you don't find the answer to your question here, you are always welcome to arrange a meeting with an academic advisor and speak with them in person. Information on arranging an advising session is available here.
  • Wind Turbine
  • Lab Experiment
  • Weather Station
  • Stream Sampling
  • Grand Canyon
  • Lab Work
  • Turtle
  • Sampling
  • Coal Power
  • Fish
  • Urban Stream
  • Flasks
  • Moth
  • Old Field