Prescott College Now Offers a Bachelor of Science


True Science
We listened to what students and the marketplace listed as a top demand program and we responded. Prescott College introduces our new on-campus Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies.

Leader in field-research and science
Prescott College is a leader in field-research and science. Based upon our existing Bachelor of Arts program, this new Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies curriculum allows students an established and progressive program grounded in scientific research, data collection and analysis. This strong focus on research and analytics adheres to our True Prescott style of experiential learning and gives students a high quality, comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental studies.

Rigorous multi-disciplinary exploration
This program is for students seeking rigorous multi-disciplinary exploration of the natural systems and processes of the earth and the role of humans who both depend on and influence these systems and processes. In addition to a strong foundation in the natural sciences and a broad understanding of the policy implications of environmental science, students with this degree will be well-prepared for graduate study in this field and for employment with both public agencies and private businesses working toward a more sustainable future.

Students pursuing the B.S. in Environmental Studies will take courses in:

Natural History and Ecology of the Southwest
Biological Sciences
Physical and Earth Sciences
Analytical Methods
Advanced science-based courses selected from areas such as Applied Ecology, Place-based studies, Environmental Policy or other areas as driven by student interest
Personal Values and Social Systems
Senior Project
Lab Facilities
While much of the science instruction at Prescott College happens in the context of field-based courses, the College’s campus also has a Geographic Information Science computer lab, an Earth Science lab and a Biological Science lab dedicated to undergraduate instruction. These are supplemented by our Marine Science facilities at our field station in Kino Bay, Sonora, Mexico and by the College’s experimental farm west of Prescott.  

Additional facility improvements planned for 2012-13 will double the lab-science instruction space and include:

  • Creating a new Natural History Center with room for scientific collections and two new classroom/lab spaces for teaching undergraduates and the community.
  • Renovating the current Earth Science lab into a more specialized Chemistry lab