Environmental Sciences B.S.

An Intercollege program between the Colleges of Life Sciences & Agriculture and Engineering & Physical Sciences. Hosting departments are the Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment and Earth Sciences.

Areas of emphasis include

  • ecosystems
  • soil and watershed management
  • hydrology (offered by Earth Sciences)

Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape our natural environment.

Students graduating with a degree in Environmental Sciences

  • have an understanding of these interacting processes and
  • the ability to effectively communicate with both scientific and lay audiences
  • acquire competency in field methods appropriate for entry-level environmental science positions
  • gain competency in the use and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • develop a basic understanding of environmental policy, and
  • the ability to contribute to multidisciplinary teams

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • government agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Forest Service)
  • environmental consulting firms
  • environmental monitoring laboratories
  • university research laboratories

Questions? Contact:

John Aber, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Environmental Sciences, Professor
Nesmith Hall - Room 126
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933