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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Why Choose Environmental Science?

Elmira College's environmental science program offers a multidisciplinary approach to studying complex problems that impact current and future generations. The program encourages critical analysis and assessment of environmental problems and solutions that can impact lives on many scales. Students equipped with experiences and knowledge can build bridges between scientists, policy makers, and regulators. The culminating internship provides hands-on skills that increases marketability.

What Environmental Science Will Teach You!

Students take classes in the four spheres of the environment: geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere, studying geology, hydrology, geographic information systems, ecology, climatology, and toxicology. Students gain broad perspectives in the science, social science, humanities electives, and learn transferable skills for post-graduate employment.

Where Environmental Science Can Take You!

Environmental science majors complete an internship, allowing them to investigate local environmental issues and experience different sub-disciplines. Students have interned with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the New England Aquarium. Students find employment in many fields including: consulting, research, engineering, and further post-graduate study. Graduates are working at the Nashville Zoo, the Pacific Whale Foundation, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, and Fagan Engineers & Land Surveyors.

Why Choose Environmental Science?

Elmira College's environmental science program offers a multidisciplinary approach to studying complex problems that impact current and future generations. The program encourages critical analysis and assessment of environmental problems and solutions that can impact lives on many scales. Students equipped with experiences and knowledge can build bridges between scientists, policy makers, and regulators. The culminating internship provides hands-on skills that increases marketability.

What Environmental Science Will Teach You!

Students take classes in the four spheres of the environment: geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere, studying geology, hydrology, geographic information systems, ecology, climatology, and toxicology. Students gain broad perspectives in the science, social science, humanities electives, and learn transferable skills for post-graduate employment.

Where Environmental Science Can Take You!

Environmental science majors complete an internship, allowing them to investigate local environmental issues and experience different sub-disciplines. Students have interned with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the New England Aquarium. Students find employment in many fields including: consulting, research, engineering, and further post-graduate study. Graduates are working at the Nashville Zoo, the Pacific Whale Foundation, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, and Fagan Engineers & Land Surveyors.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:


Adjunct Faculty:

  • Ms. Mallory Winant, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science

Environmental science majors are encouraged to participate in Term III study abroad, and many science-focused trips count as a science elective in the major. Environmental science students can study marine and island ecology in the Bahamas, Alaskan ecology and environmental issues in Alaska, and island ecology in Hawaii.

Clubs:

  • Environmental and Outdoor Adventure Club

Career Opportunities:

The internship that environmental science students complete opens the door to numerous career exploration and employment opportunities. In addition to summer research programs at either Elmira College, or research-intensive institutions, students have completed their internships at a variety of locations, including the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the New England Aquarium, the New York State Park System, and Gerace Research Centre.