The Environmental Science minor at Concordia gives students a broad, base-level knowledge of the environment and how to preserve it. Students explore sustainability of animal and plant life, water quality, air quality, and reducing carbon footprints.
Students engage in a variety of hands-on activities to apply the skills learned in class. Concordia has its own greenhouse where students grow and explore a variety of plant species. Students can also perform research, work as a laboratory assistant or join Concordia's Tetra Delta science club, which offers social and science-related activities. Students engage in service-learning at a local rain garden Concordia maintains. Students are also encouraged to be a part of the sustainability program through the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), a social justice organization.
Students who typically find fulfillment in this area of study have a passion for the outdoors and for learning more about the ecological system.