College of Sciences

Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers programs of study that provide a firm base in science and mathematics and a broad understanding of the natural environment. The programs are multidisciplinary in approach with a strong emphasis on the physical environment. Multiple pathways and electives in the various options allow the student, in collaboration with his/her adviser, to structure a program that meets his/her interests and career goals.

Three program options are offered within the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science:

The aim of the program is to successfully prepare students for graduate school and for careers in research labs, industry, consulting and weather forecasting firms, and state and federal governmental agencies such as DEP and EPA. Internships and co-ops are available with many private and governmental organizations. These internships and co-ops provide the student with practical experience and potential entry into the job market. Undergraduate research is also encouraged and students in the department are active participants in the University’s Honors Program.

Students who are enrolled in the Environmental Studies option may elect to do the STEM Teaching Minor. This minor leads to K-12 Earth Science teaching certification.

There are a number of student oriented organizations in the Department: Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (national atmospheric science organization), the Society of Environmental Scientists (environmental activities and issues), and Sigma Gamma Epsilon (national earth science honorary society open to all qualified students). These organizations sponsor speakers, organize field trips, and provide career and job placement seminars.


Click here for information on the Geoscience Minor and Climate Change and Sustainability Minor.

For additional information visit the Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences website or contact us.