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Interdisciplinary Approaches for Actionable Solutions

The environmental science program, through collaboration with faculty in multiple disciplines, gives students the scientific background necessary to assess environmental systems, along with philosophical, pedagogical, and social reflection on environmental issues.

Environmental science courses involve hands-on fieldwork and laboratory activities where students use state-of-the-art equipment, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and fully equipped biology and chemistry laboratories. The curriculum also develops students’ communications skills, empowering them to present research findings in speech and in writing.

An environmental science major positions the student to enter into graduate work in environmental science or policy or into the professions of environmental management and protection.