Department of Biology

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You can use the skills and understanding you gain to help organizations and communities meet today’s complex environmental challenges

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What Sets Us Apart

Prepare to challenge your mind and get your hands dirty. At McMurry, you’ll enjoy a highly experiential, skills-focused curriculum with lots of opportunities for field- and laboratory-based environmental research. With individual attention from expert faculty, you’ll explore the biology, geology and chemistry of ecosystems and the environment — and how human activity can affect and protect the health of our planet. Your course of study will culminate in a capstone project or internship.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level.


Environmental science graduates work around the world in government, industry, education and consulting. Your Bachelor of Science in environmental science from McMurry provides a strong foundation for graduate study in a wide range of areas, including environmental engineering and law, water chemistry, botany, geographic information systems, marine sciences, wildlife management, natural resources and more.

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