All Environmental Science and Studies students are required to complete a capstone/applications
course. ENVS 482, Environmental Research, is one option to complete this academic
requirement. Research can be an excellent way to gain experience and develop skills
that translate directly to the workforce and, especially, graduate school.
Most Environmental Science and Studies students conduct research with a Towson faculty
member. Students can find opportunities by first exploring faculty research interests and then contacting faculty members to see if the have space and time to mentor students.
Requirements are up to the faculty mentor but usually involve a paper and/or presentation
on the research subject matter.
Importantly, research is not limited to the sciences and many studies students find
engaging research opportunities with faculty in Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and
with Environmental Educators!
Additionally, students may find research opportunities outside of the University with
faculty members at other institutions, government agencies or private firms. In order
to make sure a research opportunity will meet the requirements of the program, please
contact Dr. Salice (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to engaging in off-campus research activities.
Research is a cornerstone of the environmental field and can be a very rewarding endeavor.
Nothing quite compares to the excitment of new discovery!