The natural sciences form the backbone of the environmental and field biology program. You’ll take courses including biology, natural history, chemistry, botany, geology and ecology. You'll engage with the natural world while being immersed in field-based lab adventures from your first semester to your last. These experiences will provide you with the background to lead, innovate, and find solutions to difficult problems. 

From the time you arrive on campus until you graduate, you’ll be guided by a faculty advisor. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, internships, co-ops, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond.

As a freshman, you’ll be in the lab or field working directly with your professors ( not graduate assistants ) investigating some of the most important environmental issues. Throughout your four years, you’ll design and conduct your own experiments, engage in mentored field research, and job-shadow environmental professionals. 

From interning at a government agency to spending a semester studying abroad, from presenting your research at a national conference to heading up a student organization – the opportunities open to you are truly incredible!

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to help preserve our planet for future generations. Your knowledge and skills will be in demand – no matter where your path leads you.