Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences

Environmental and ecosystem sciences focus on the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological conditions of natural and human modified environments, with the goal of solving growing environmental challenges. Practitioners work to apply science and find solutions to environmental, resource conservation, and sustainability issues, and to manage and preserve natural areas and ecosystems. Students in this program will complete the basic science and related courses needed to transfer to WSU to pursue discipline-specific upper level courses.

Transfer options also exist in Earth Sciences, Forest Ecology & Management, and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Career Opportunities

    • Conservation biologist
    • Restoration ecologist
    • Environmental engineer
    • Land, watershed, natural area, park, or wildlife refuge planner or manager
    • Resource policy advisor
    • Environmental educator


Melissa Holecek

Phone: (509) 524-5208

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362