About: Environmental Science

Transforming students to environmental professionals, the Environmental Science major at Siena Heights University prepares its majors for a broad diversity of career options.

An interdisciplinary program of the Biology and Chemistry departments, the curriculum offers the following academic advantages:

• A variety of lecture, laboratory, research, and field courses to support career options in both the public and private sector.
• Courses addressing environmental problem solving, scientific computing, experimental design, research statistics, and instrumentation to address the depth of environmental science.
• Coursework preparing students for advanced degrees in environmental science, law, policy, health, industry, conservation, etc. Electives may be utilized to enhance preparation for specific graduate programs.
• Professional certifications and training.
• Summer internship opportunities.
• Career counseling and referrals.

Environmental Science is a field that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines, thus allowing a unique look at the relationship between humans and their environment from a variety of perspectives.

The program is grounded in rigorous biological, chemical, and physical sciences with further investigation of economic, political, regulatory, and social systems in their response to environmental challenges of the earth system.

Upper-class students may choose to focus more closely on either the chemical, biological, or environmental management aspects of the program, and must complete a junior and senior research project in environmental science.

At the end of their coursework, students will be able to analyze natural systems in relation to economic, policy, regulatory and social systems, commensurate with a diversity of environmental professional job descriptions. 

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Gabrielle Davis, '85

Philosophy Graduate; Attorney and Educator; Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate
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