Environmental Science


The discipline of environmental science is fundamental to efforts to improve the health of planet Earth and enhance human well-being. The minor in environmental science will introduce you to the tenets of a scientific approach to understanding the human-environment interaction, environmental problems and effective environmental problem-solving. You’ll also acquire career-ready skills that will complement any major. Coursework focuses on skill-building in ecosystem and environmental analysis through labs and field trips. It’s a hands-on program of study, with outdoor work in streams, lakes, farms and forests, as well as a variety of lab-based and computer-based exercises. 


To learn more, contact Niamh O'Leary, Professor of Environmental Studies, at noleary@wells.edu, or at 315.364.3279.