Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
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Environmental Science


Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology) and social sciences (economics, politics, ethics) as they apply to the environment. Focus is on energy issues, climate change, ozone loss, land use, conservation and management, deforestation and biodiversity, among other topics. Practical lab experience emphasizes scientific application as well as critical thinking and analysis.

Environmental Science courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix) ENVR.


North Lake College environmental science students benefit from fully equipped laboratories, free science tutoring, an outdoor learning center, an environment-focused club and field studies in Hawaii. Many students take science courses at NLC before transferring to a four-year university to complete an advanced degree.