Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program

Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary study of natural processes and human impacts in the atmosphere, aquatic systems, and soils. The course of study is built on a foundation of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. All students also complete a series of environmental sciences courses that demonstrate the application of the basic science principles to solution of environmental problems. Specialization in either of the environmental sciences options (environmental sciences or applied environmental sciences) prepares students for careers in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies, industry, legal and science policy professions, and education, and gradute study in related fields. Students seeking further information about the undergraduate Environmental Sciences curriculum, the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Club, Admissions, Scholarships, Cook Housing, and Student Life are invited to explore the links provided to the left. Specific questions may be directed to the Environmental Sciences Curriculum Director.

Students completing this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, skills and techniques from the sciences and mathematics to identify, characterize and provide solutions to environmental problems
  2. Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data to draw informed conclusions
  3. Communicate technical information effectively (orally, in writing, and through electronic media)
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish collaborative tasks
  5. Recognize and discuss the ethical and professional responsibilities of environmental scientists in addressing contemporary environmental science issues and the impact of environmental science in a global and societal context