As a student in one of our Environmental programs, your exploration of the natural world begins on our scenic shoreside campus in Biddeford, Maine. You find the different habitats of Biddeford Pool, the Saco River, and the Atlantic Ocean just a short walk away. You also benefit from UNE’s 350 acres of contiguous forest, which combine to serve as an outdoor classroom. Opportunities also abound to accompany your professors and fellow students into a variety of other natural settings to observe, participate in group projects, conduct research, and learn.
Green Learning Community
As a first-year student in an Environmental program, you participate in a year-long experience that integrates courses in biology, environmental issues, and literature and/or economics.
Our professors are committed to undergraduate research. You find opportunities to work with faculty on their projects or to design your own research project under their guidance.
Many upper-level courses include a significant field component, with trips to environmental conferences, local farms, and conservation areas.
Field-based environmental humanities
These trips allow you to step outside the classroom to immerse yourself in natural and human-constructed environments that enhance your understanding through direct experience.
Undergraduate Student Research
Find out more about undergraduate student research and scholarship opportunities.