Environmental Systems Science and Sustainability
Environmental scientists develop solutions to hazards facing our planet. They also dedicate their lives to preserving the environment.
Our program prepares you for a rewarding career in a growing and vibrant job sector. You’ll study complex environmental challenges, like pollution, climate change, and harmful waste. You’ll also develop potential sustainable solutions that can make a positive impact on our planet.
Point of Pride
We are one of the few programs in the U.S. to require an off-campus capstone experience of every undergraduate major.
Why study Environmental Systems Science and Sustainability?
Environmental Systems Science and Sustainability at Illinois State is an interdisciplinary program. You’ll take courses from a variety of areas at Illinois State. This exposes you to more perspectives, and gives you a deeper and engaging learning experience.
Besides classroom learning, our program offers you real, hands-on experiences. You’ll work with the latest technology and learn in a professional lab setting.
Many of our students go on field expeditions and conduct research across the world with faculty. You can also supplement your classroom learning with a professional internship.
When you finish our program, you’ll join the ranks of alumni who are environmental leaders, problem solvers, and change agents.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!