Encompassing the scientific disciplines of ecology, geology, geography, land and water management, and policy, Environmental Sciences provides a combination of rigorous scientific research and training. The unique program is broken into two tracks—biology and geology, allowing you to customize your education. Gradates of the program have secured careers in environmental engineering, science, forestry and conservation.

Sample Courses

Sample courses include:

  • Population Biology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Air Resources

Practical Experience

Supplemental to the coursework, the Environmental Sciences program offers extensive field and extracurricular opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience.

  • Enjoy the capstone seminar that brings biologists and earth scientists together to discuss and analyze current environmental issues from a wide range of perspectives
  • Attend weekly discussions with visiting scientists and experts
  • Join the Geology Club, which divides time among social, service, and education events. Such activities include hiking in the Adirondacks and a spring break trip to Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico.

Study Abroad

Study abroad during your college years to build your resume and challenge your perspective. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Environmental Sciences students are able to go abroad to a number of centers including those in Santiago, Florence, and London.

Life after Syracuse University

With a degree in Environmental Sciences, you’ll be prepared for a multitude of professional careers, including:

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Inspector
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forestry Technician
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Sustainable Agriculturalist

Or, pursue a graduate degree. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

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