Environmental Sciences is a broad discipline, with students choosing to focus on a variety of sub-disciplines that reflect their interests. We are able to accommodate students' diverse interests with a major grounded in natural science, but flexible in advanced coursework students choose to pursue. This structure guides our faculty-based advising model, with a focus on the development of personal relationships with Environmental Sciences faculty working in various areas of interest.

As a student in the Environmental Sciences Program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work closely with you to help guide your academic program. Keeping track of classes you've taken is key to meeting graduation requirements. To confirm you're meeting the necessary requirements, maintaining a major checklist is helpful for Environmental Sciences majors. Students must complete graduation requirements. Advisors also serve as mentors helping you find experiential learning and extracurricular opportunities to prepare you for your career. From orientation events, picnics and meetings, internship and research mentorships to graduation and beyond, your faculty advisor is there every step of the way.

See the sample four-year plan below for Rubenstein School students:

For current students enrolled (Spring 2022 and prior) in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences or in the College of Arts & Sciences, see sample four-year plans below:


Learn more about internships, research, service-learning, study abroad, and other experiential learning opportunities.