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Natural Science Department


With many opportunities for field-based research the M.S. in Natural Science provides access to many research topics for students. The program is supported by three departments (earth and environmental sciences, biology and chemistry) and administered by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Students have a three-member faculty committee to guide their program with a primary faculty advisor from that committee.

Study at the Center of a Huge Outdoor Library


Become a professional scientist who has the commitment, knowledge, skills, and self-awareness to be a leader in your field of study.

One of the biggest assets to this program is our location. We're in a place that makes it very easy for you to ask all kinds of research questions in a wide array of fields. We are at the door step of a six million acre park that is essentially a research laboratory. And we are on the shores of a 490 square mile lake and that, too, can provide numerous opportunities for research.

Being close to Canada, especially cosmopolitan Montreal, adds a distinct international dimension to your experience. Easy access to arts and entertainment locally, in Burlington, Vermont, and in Montreal make living in the region unique, active and fulfilling. These geographic advantages augment Plattsburgh's welcoming and supportive campus community.

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