Environmental Science – Program Features

Project Based Learning

Maryville University also offers a BA in Environmental Studies. Students take a limited selection of natural science courses and a broad base of human and natural history courses.

Students in both Environmental Science and Environmental Studies programs are offered opportunities for internships in related fields. Students interested in environmental public policy and the decisions critical to the development of local, regional or national strategies can work with a public or private environmental facility off campus.

Maryville environmental also take advantage of grants for summer research programs at Maryville University and the Shaw Nature Reserve.

Career choices in the field range from conservation scientists, ecologists, hydrologists, foresters, environmental health and safety inspectors, urban planners and environmental attorneys.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.