The interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences major combines a natural science-based core curriculum with hands-on experience needed to identify, analyze, and solve environmental problems arising from human activity.
Classroom encounters with environmental scientists who are leaders in their field are heightened by hands-on field and service-learning opportunities.
Blending hands-on field and laboratory instruction with real-world environmental internship, research, and study abroad opportunities, students acquire the skill set needed to tackle complex environmental problems.
With the School's emphasis on such cutting-edge areas as ecological design, restoration of damaged ecosystems, and management of resilient ecosystems, Environmental Sciences graduates are equipped with the latest tools to steward our forests, waters, and landscapes. Environmental scientists use their unique skillsets to identify problems and implement solutions that protect the environment. They may work in spaces ranging from offices to the laboratory to the field. Connect with our Experiential Learning Office for more information on internships and careers.
All students who enroll in the Environmental Sciences major in the Rubenstein School must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:
*Students interested in areas such as environmental analysis and assessment should consider taking more advanced courses such as CHEM 141/142.
** Also fulfills a Rubenstein School general education requirement.
*Internal and External Transfer students to ENSC are exempt from ENSC 9.