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The applied environmental science program is our residential semester for senior majors taught each fall at the W.H. Miner Institute in Chazy, N.Y.

Applied Environmental Science Program at Miner Institute

Students completing 12 credits at Miner (including undergraduate research) receive the AESP graduation certificate.

What Will I Learn?

Take courses in forest ecology and management, soil science, water quality and modeling, wildlife ecology and management, wetland ecology and management and agriculture and the environment. View course descriptions.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Most students live at the Institute in spacious dormitories with other majors. Five field/lab courses, taught in an alternative, day-long format, utilize the Institute’s 8,000 acres of forests and fields and their extensive laboratory and computer facilities.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Many graduates are employed by environmental consulting firms and work with both government and industry in the areas of environmental regulation and compliance. Still others work with environmental advocacy groups to conserve and protect our natural environment.

Students majoring in environmental science have a wide variety of career choices ranging from:

  • Environmental biology
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental geology
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental policy and management, and more...

Or, attend graduate school. Our program prepares you for advanced study and many of our alumni have entered graduate school to receive training as:

  • Environmental engineers
  • Land use planners
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Ecologists
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