As a student in our Department of Environmental Studies, 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 major in the Environmental Studies department, you participate in a year-long experience that integrates courses in biology, environmental issues, and literature and/or economics.
The professors in our department 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.
As a major in the Department of Environmental Studies, you complete one or more internships at the regional, national, or global levels. These experiences provide you with invaluable hands-on training.
Many upper level courses in the Department of Environmental Studies include a significant field component, with trips to environmental conferences, local farms, and conservation areas.
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.