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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental science concentration

The environmental science concentration focuses on the biological and chemical aspects of environmental sustainability.

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.