The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world.

 Environmental Science and Studies Majors are prepared to enter careers in fields such as conservation of natural resources, environmental science, environmental law, renewable energies, urban planning and environmental policy.

Students engage in interactive seminars, either conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member or participate in an appropriate internship and are encouraged to take advantage of field biology May Term courses. A minor in environmental studies is also available.

Beginning in the summer of 2022, students in pre-health programs who are double majoring in Spanish will have the opportunity to participate in a unique Spanish for Health Professions program at the University of Oviedo, Spain, which includes an advanced Spanish for Health Professionals course and a one-week clinical field experience in Oviedo at the end of the course. 


The Science Center is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. 

Research with faculty mentors. WORTH IT.



David McCullough

Professor of Biology

Bret Billet

Professor of Political Science / Co-coordinator of International Relations