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Environmental Science

Bringing together human-made structures and the natural environment through design and build.

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Environmental Science at ESF is an interdisciplinary degree program that offers students a tremendous variety of courses and faculty members to choose from; excellent facilities for research and field study; and a level of faculty expertise that is rarely found at other colleges.

The faculty members who deliver the program perform teaching, research, and public service activities to promote environmental practices that will improve the lives of people within New York state and around the world.

The program's objectives are to prepare students who:

Russell Briggs, Ph.D.

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Russell Briggs, Ph.D.


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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Environmental Health

Introduces students to the interdisciplinary breadth of environmental science through a selection of core courses dealing with the geographical, physical, social and living environments.

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Pile of debris.

Environmental Science

Focuses on the study of how people interact with their environment: the air and water around us, the plants and animals we encounter, and the workplaces and homes where we spend much of our lives.

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Graduate Study

Get a M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Science with areas of study in

Climate and Energy
Ecosystems: Land, Water and Air
Policy, Planning, Communication and Society