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Environmental Science

A female student researcher puts a leg band on a small birdAs an Environmental Science major you explore the scientific aspects of natural resources and environmental issues. Our program emphasizes proficiency in the biological and physical sciences, offering electives in biology, chemistry, physics, marine biology, and psychology, as well as in environmental science. You focus on how the sciences impact the work being done in environmental disciplines, and leave our program with a firm understanding of the relationships between environmental problems and human social traditions, politics, and policies.

You benefit from our first-year Green Learning Community, a variety of field-study courses, study-abroad trips led by Environmental Studies faculty, an internship experience, and a senior capstone project in sustainability.

As an Environmental Science major, you may choose to double-major or minor in another discipline like Animal Behavior, Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Political Science, English or Sociology.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Environmental Science with Secondary Teaching Certification

If you are interested in becoming a middle school or high school science teacher, you may select the necessary courses in secondary education as electives, and complete the teaching internship required to qualify for State of Maine certification (grades 7-12) upon graduation.