Program Director: Dr. Jason Kelsey, Professor of Environmental Science
Professors: Borick, Gambino, Herrick, Klem, Niesenbaum, Sistare, Wilson
Associate Professor: Iyengar Lecturer: Tuerk
A major in environmental science provides students with many opportunities in industry, government, and academia. For example, graduates are well prepared for careers in environmental consulting, environmental regulation, advocacy, or education. Students can also pursue graduate studies in a wide range of fields, including environmental science, ecology, oceanography, forestry, law, medicine, and toxicology. A program with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Duke University is available (see Cooperative Programs for details).
Students are encouraged to obtain internship experience in specialized fields of Environmental Science and/or participate in an environmentally oriented study abroad program during their junior year. Recently, students have served with local educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and federal government, and local industries. Others have spent time in Australia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Canada, and other countries.
Students approved by the Environmental Science Honors Committee may register for honors work which requires completing a research project, presenting results orally, and writing a formal scientific report. Based on student performance as judged by the quality of the honors work and by maintaining at least a 3.50 grade point average in all environmental science and sustainability studies courses, environmental science faculty will determine if honors will be granted.