Ever dreamed of working in a green collar job? Have a craving to work with insects, fungi, mammals? Do you like looking at complex current issues from a variety of perspectives: scientific, economic, ethical, political and historical? Do you long to lobby Congress for the clean fuels agenda or promote sustainability in your community?
Our faculty are engaged in research projects ranging from freshwater quality in New York State, lead in sediments near a local Superfund site, archaeological research in Mexico, forest management on campus, sustainability in the global south, local environmental history, aquaponics, and communication and policy related to current environmental issues.
We are a small hands-on department, and we take pride in mentoring our students into their own original environmental research in the context of science, social values, and economic and political reality. Our majors participate in a close-knit community both inside and outside the classroom and design their own cultural immersion experiences (a requirement for the degree).
Ithaca College is indeed an exciting place, and the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers one of its most exciting and versatile majors.
See Environmental Science major Rachel Barone discuss her work at Argonne National Lab last summer