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Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Environmental Studies & Sciences

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers interdisciplinary programs of study leading to a bachelor of science in environmental science or environmental studies. A minor in environmental studies is also available. These programs provide students with the intellectual foundation they will need in addressing crucial environmental challenges of the 21st century such as human population growth, urban sprawl, deforestation, global climate change, waste disposal, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and the need for renewable energy.

New Research: Climate Resilience in Central America

Connecting participatory research, social entrepreneurship, and local institutions in Central America can help build climate resilience

Senior Samantha Bennett Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Senior environmental studies and psychology major Samantha Bennett has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Bangalore, India.

New Publication by Hari Mix

Hari Mix recently published two new papers with SCU alumnus Sean Reilly investigating atmospheric rivers

    Meghan Engh Presents Her Work at the AGU Conference

    Environmental Science graduate researching urban streams and pursuing a graduate degree in hydrology

    Lauren Cloward

    Environmental Studies graduate studying food and water security and smallholder resilience in the Central Plateau region of Burkina Faso

    Amanda Bostwick '15

    Environmental Studies graduate working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea helping to eradicate malaria

    Teresa Schofield

    Environmental Science student researched sea star wasting disease (SSWD) with Dawn Hart of the SCU Biology Department

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      Leslie Gray, Department Chair

      Caitlin Lollis, Sr. Administrative Assistant

      Office 408-551-7086

      Varsi Hall, 2nd Floor

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