Environmental Studies (Pre)

Environmental Studies (Pre) serves as a portal for students with an interest in environmental studies who are uncertain as to the particular area or specific program of study in which to enroll. The program allows students to explore specific departmental programs during their first year before selecting a major.

Environmental Programs (Academic Department)

  • Applied Meteorology (Agronomy)
  • Ecology, Evolutionary, and Population Biology (Biology)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering (Ag. Biological Engineering)
  • Environmental Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Ecological and Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary Engineering)
  • Environmental Health Sciences (Health Sciences)
  • Environmental Politics and Policy (Political Science)
  • Soil and Hydrologic Sciences (Agronomy)
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Decision Making (Forestry and Natural Resources)
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science 

The environmental studies program of study is expected to:

1. For undecided students with an interest in some aspect of science and the environment, provide the opportunity to take courses and explore specific departmental programs during their first year before selecting a departmental major.

2. Satisfy minimum first-year course requirements in various environmental science-related programs offered in the colleges of agriculture, engineering, and science.

3. Provide students with the opportunity to take courses that will facilitate exposure to multiple fields of environmental study and opportunities.

Environmental Studies (Pre) Website

Plan of Study


Related Career Interests

Careers in Environmental Studies (Pre)

See career information for individual environmental programs.

Transfer to Environmental Studies (Pre)

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information
Natural Resources and Environmental Science Program
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