The Environmental Science program’s mission is to prepare scientifically trained leaders with the skills and understanding to proactively engage ethical approaches to justice and equity across the full range of physical and social systems comprising the environment.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ newly-renovated biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories house hands-on, problem-based lab courses. These courses challenge students to develop links between the theory and practice of environmental science and the possible manifestations of scientific discovery in real-world contexts.
Students apply field research tools—GIS, soil, water, air sampling, animal observation, and NASA datasets—to analyze, understand and take on environmental challenges. Environmental science majors present their original research at regional and national conferences, making important contacts with colleagues and potential employers.
Environmental Science uses scientific inquiry as the foundation for constructing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding interconnected food, water, and energy systems that underlie human well-being and planetary sustainability.
Students gain skills for communicating scientific, data-driven knowledge to a broad range of audiences, combining research in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to increase public awareness and effectively influence environmental decision-making.
The Environmental Science program works closely with Woodbury’s Career Services Office to build partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, graduate programs, and the community. The program’s dedicated support staff identify internship and job opportunities that help students build successful and contributing careers as environmental scientists. Visit the Career Services webpage for more information.
Use the drop-down menu to learn more about the course requirements for a degree in Environmental Sciences. More information will be coming as soon as it is available.
Get an idea of what types of courses you’ll be taking:
For any questions on these courses, or for more information, please email Katie.Dobkowski@woodbury.edu.