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Environmental Science

Major and Minor

What will I learn?

If you are interested in a career in ecology, resource management, public health or environmental technology, you are in the right spot. You can choose different paths in the major, to focus on ecology and organisms or social and ethical issues surrounding environmental sciences.

Field-based exploration of plant taxonomy, anatomy, evolutionary and ecological relationships and quantitative sampling techniques of plants found in Iowa and the Midwest.

Explore the Biology and Environmental Science Department

This dynamic department covers everything from DNA research to neurosciences to collecting bug specimens in the field. See what the Biology and Environmental Science department has for you.


Simpson Success Stories

This is what success looks like

Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Walker Mask '17

Walker Mask '17

Finds Success at His Time

“Simpson can really be whatever you want to make of it.”

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Sarah Hale '13

EMC Insurance Actuary

Because of Simpson College I obtained an internship with EMC Insurance in Des Moines, and was offered a full time job to work in the actuary department before I even graduated.

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Adam Stewart '18

Adam Stewart '18

“I wanted a classroom size where I could have direct and immediate dialogue with professors.”

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