Knowledge That Matters
The Environmental and Earth Sciences Program at Doane College nurtures students' perspectives on environmental topics and provides them with a thorough knowledge of environmental issues at the global, regional and local levels. The program will increase your competence in addressing these issues and their origins, consequences and solutions. The program is interdisciplinary and designed to prepare you for careers or advanced study in a variety of areas.
At Doane, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science with emphasis areas in biology, chemistry, computational thinking, or science teaching.
- environmental science
- environmental geology
- environmental economics
- environmental history
- geographic information systems
- alternative energy
- climate change
You can also combine courses of study with practical education in preparation for environmental careers in government, corporations and the non-profit sector.
Doane students may participate in month-long or semester-long internships, gaining hands-on work experience for college credit. Environmental studies students have completed internships at such organizations as:
- Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
- National Park Service-Homestead National Monument
Environmental 3-2 Program
Doane participates in the Cooperative College Program coordinated by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University (Durham, N.C.). This program includes a 3-2 arrangement with Duke; students enter the School of the Environment after completing three years at Doane. After two more years at Duke, a student qualifies for a baccalaureate degree from Doane and a master's degree from the School of the Environment.
Following multidisciplinary professional programs at Duke University, students often find careers as natural resource managers and environmental problem-solvers.
Doane is a University Affiliate of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and a member of the Campus Ecology program.
Visit the Environmental Science Department Website for more information.