The environmental science major is completed via one of three different tracks, which creates a plan of study to match your interests. We also offer minors in our environmental science program in sustainability and agroecology.
Applying research skills to understanding our ecological world
Coursework and fieldwork prepares students for careers in ecology, wildlife studies (with field work programs in Kenya),botany, marine biology, forestry, or other field biology vocations. The college offers May-term classes at the J.N. Roth Marine Biology station and multiple field classes at our 1,189 acre field station, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
Examining collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental challenges
Students in the sustainability environmental science track earn 15 credits through participating in the fully residential Sustainability Leadership Semester at Merry Lea, or through the Campus Sustainability Track, where classes are taken in multiple departments.
Implementing agricultural practices built on ecological principles
Through completion of the 8-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) taught at Merry Lea, students earn 12 credits and gain an integrative, hands-on approach to growing food. Students also take botany and entomology courses in the biology department.