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If you are curious about science and nature, enjoy working with people, and are interested in working to study and preserve the environment by developing a sustainable future for the Earth, then come learn with us in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science.

Environmental Science Major

What Will I Learn?

You will become broadly-versed in the ecological, physical and human aspects of environmental science. The major emphasizes a scientific approach to the study of the environment.

What is Unique About Our Program?

The center provides students with access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:

AESP at the Miner Institute

Students are encouraged to participate in our Applied Environmental Science Program, an off-campus residential semester at the Miner Institute that prepares students for careers in environmental science. Read more about CEES at Miner Institute.

Student Research

Many programs limit research to graduate students. CEES provides numerous opportunities for undergraduate students — as well as graduates — to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.

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, choose to go to graduate school:

Many of our alumni have entered graduate school to receive advanced training as:

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