Environmental scientists must be familiar with different natural systems and how they respond to disturbance as well as understand the interactions and potential for conflict between social systems and natural systems. Therefore, students in the Environmental Science concentration study with faculty representing a broad range of expertise including biology, chemistry, geology, ecology and mathematics as well as geography, philosophy, political science, economics and environmental health. The faculty is committed to helping students integrate their various areas of study, thereby enhancing each student's ability to become a skillful environmental problem-solver.
Further integration of the various disciplines and perspectives takes place during the senior seminar, research or internship opportunity that all students complete toward the end of their program of study.
Areas of specialization for Environmental Science students are: