The Major Program.
Do you want to understand the functioning of our natural resources? Do you want to influence how air, water, and land are used and protected? Majors will learn to solve environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective linking the natural and social sciences. By studying the physical, biological, and social components of environmental problems, students will understand the scientific basis for environmental decision making and the economic implications involved in management of the environment.
The major was formed from the combined Environmental and Resource Sciences (ERS), Environmental Biology and Management (EBM) and Soil and Water Science (SSC) in 2008. It offers a contemporary perspective for solving environmental problems and understanding human dimensions of the environment. Students gain exposure to real world problem solving and learn how to use cutting edge technology and tools.
More information for this joint major can be found on the ESM website.