Environmental science concentration
EMU students raise funds and install solar panels
A year-long student-initiated effort became a physical reality in a matter of days last week and will increase the university’s solar energy capacity by 65 percent.
Restoration Ecology at Shenandoah National Park
Students in environmental science and sustainability study in Shenandoah National Park and other local parks and forests.
Jim Shultz leads convocation on climate justice
Convo speaker Jim Shultz spoke to EMU students about climate change’s planetary crisis: ‘You are the chosen people’
Solid and challenging coursework in natural sciences prepares students to work on such issues as biodiversity and loss of species, pollution and toxicology, land use and degradation, waste management, resource depletion and energy consumption, climate change, and alternative agriculture.
Students focus on “traditional” environmental science courses from the disciplines of ecology, chemistry and physiology, but also learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues while working with sociology, economics, and development professors.
Students may compete for Kauffman-Miller Research Awards, up to for $2500 for summer research supervised by EMU faculty.