Environmental Science Minor


The mission of Biola’s Environmental Science minor is to allow students from all majors to be trained to impact the world for Christ, working to restore all aspects of God’s creation, by combining scientific and theological knowledge with practical field, lab, and teaching skills in order to create just and sustainable solutions for environmental issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Environmental Science Minor, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate science and faith to evaluate major environmental issues and develop just and sustainable solutions. (ULO 1, 2).

  2. Demonstrate field, lab, evaluation, and presentation skills needed to conduct environmental research. (ULO 1, 3).

  3. Integrate science and faith with teaching skills to motivate people to care for people and the rest of God’s creation. (ULO 1, 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
BIOS 103Introduction to Environmental Science3
BIOS 112Fundamentals of Organismal Biology3
BIOS 114Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOS 353Environmental Ethics3-4
or BIOS 354 Bioethics
BIOS 401General Ecology4
Select two courses from the following:7-8
Vertebrate Biology
Ecological Agriculture
Global Development and Ecological Sustainability
Land Resources
Lake Ecology and Management
Field Biology
Marine Biology
Environmental Health: An Ecological Perspective
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Conservation Biology
Restoration Ecology
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Total Credits21-23