We believe you learn best by doing, so we connect students with internship opportunities in areas including natural resource agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and environmental education.
Diverse learning spaces
Each faculty member runs a lab dedicated to their specific research, which includes an Aquatics Systems Lab, Aquaponics Lab, Chemical Ecology Lab, Entomology Lab, and Rural Resilience Lab.
You’ll participate in active, hands-on classes, laboratory training, fieldwork, and problem-solving experiences focused on solving local and regional environmental problems. This rigorous foundation will teach you to analyze environmental data and problems in the field, and to work with diverse community, government, and industry interests.
Field immersion course
Our field immersion is designed to teach basic environmental science skills and build community in a long-weekend format. The course includes components on forest, land use, aquatic, wildlife, and human systems. Basic orienteering and map reading, topographical surveying, and GPS operation are emphasized.
Our program’s strong science core coupled with applied environmental technologies allows graduates to pursue an advanced degree in the sciences or immediate entry-level employment with an environmental engineering firm, government agency, or non-governmental organization.
Highly engaged faculty
Our faculty are committed to student advancement. Students are often involved in faculty research programs and present results of their research at local and national conferences.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
Looking ahead to graduate school?
You could save time and money earning your master’s with our Accelerated Graduate Pathways. Choose from pathways to our Master’s in Policy, Planning, and Management; Leadership Studies; and Statistics.