Studying ocean health. Protecting endangered species. Measuring the effects of development on vanishing habitats. Advocating for public policy. An environmental science and sustainability degree from Nazareth College gives students a broad view of environmental issues in their political, social, and economic contexts as well as the scientific skills to become effective stewards of the planet.
Our students acquire a solid foundation in ecology, chemistry, and biology, with field study a priority. Classes make regular field trips to nature preserves, local streams, and the Adirondacks to identify organisms and measure pollution impact. Majors are also required to complete a field study project or internship. For example, students have measured the effects of human impact on local streams and participated in internships at the Genesee Land Trust and N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation.
Today, environmental scientists are being hired in every industry—from parks and forestry, to government research, to the development of "green" technology, even to environmental law. By combining scientific and liberal arts perspectives, Nazareth gives students the flexibility to pursue any number of careers in this rapidly growing field.
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