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Environmental Science

As a student in the Environmental Science major you will become a well-informed leader in a world that is increasingly shaped by science and technology. You’ll develop an understanding and life-long enthusiasm for scientific discovery through hands-on learning—both inside and outside of the classroom.

You’ll work with faculty committed to innovation and excellence in Environmental Science as you takes steps to be successful in science-related careers that are vital for meeting future local, national, and global needs.


I think from a student perspective the most important aspect of sustainability is student involvement. I mean I feel like there are a lot of things done on campus that are sustainable.  It’s great that they’re done, but getting students involved and having that opportunity for them to learn more about it is huge.  When we do the plant starts in the spring, for kids to even watch a seed turn into a plant, I think it’s really cool. The educational opportunity behind all the sustainable things on campus for students is huge.
Ben Pratcher ’16, Environmental Studies major