Do you enjoy going to class in the lab or field? Thrive working with fungi, birds, fish, mammals, or trees? Dream of landing a "green collar" job in business? Want to push for policy toward sustainable development? Are you inspired to organize your community toward sustainability and social justice? ENVS students do these things.
Listen to Environmental Science major, Rachel Barone, discuss her summer work at Argonne National Lab:
We believe today's environmental problems require interdisciplinary thinking and integrated solutions. Our department trains students to see these problems from multiple perspectives: scientific, humanistic, political, ethical, cultural, historical, and geographic. Students have opportunities to do original, hands-on, mentored projects in the context of science, social values, writing, and economic and political realities.
ENVS faculty also involve students in their research focused on local freshwater quality, soil contamination, archaeology, forest management, aquaponics, sustainability in the global south, local environmental history, policy, and communication about current environmental issues.
We are a small close-knit community inside and outside the classroom. The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College is an exciting place from which to launch your environmental career.