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Paths in Environmental Science

The Masters of Science in Environmental Science degree is designed to be versatile depending on the individual student’s level, ability, and degree focus. Consultation should be taken with a Faculty Adviser to guarantee the best courses for a student to take, and which degree track to follow. Note that both the Environmental Sciences and Environmental Social-Policy Tracks have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis path.

Environmental Science Concentration

The standard-bearer of environmental degrees, the Environmental Science concentration emphasizes the importance of training traditional scientists prepared for the demands of industry and society. Our program allows students to work with a faculty adviser in the area of their choice, with one-on-one tutelage conducting a thesis project. Students often engage in volunteer and internship experiences, and upon graduation, go on to work in one of the many local, regional, or government environmental organizations.

Social Policy Concentration

With ever-increasing complexity of environmental law and management practices, the social policy track offers students the ability to familiarize themselves with this system. Faculty covering a range of disciplines and with expertise ranging from local to international law guide students through this degree, and graduates leave prepared to tackle the intricate challenges of today’s policies.