Here, our classrooms are intimately linked to the spectacular natural setting that surrounds the Wells campus, allowing for a sense of place as well as an appreciation of both nature's awesome beauty and its impact upon the human experience. It's a perfect setting in which to examine the earth, its ecosystems, environmental problems and environmental problem-solving from a viewpoint that emphasizes a scientific approach as a key component of effective environmental stewardship.
Available as a major or a minor. Off-campus study courses may substitute for some of the requirements.
Environmental Science majors experience a wealth of hands-on learning in surroundings areas, including Cayuga Lake. Many also choose internships with direct environmental contact or discover government and private sector positions involving policy, values, and scientific research. Wells alumnae who are established leaders in their fields often provide internship opportunities for current students. The following is a sample of internships recently held by environmental science students at Wells:
Explore complex ecosystems in Cork, Ireland while you discover how other countries grapple with environmental phenomena. Focus on tropical biodiversity in Panama, or wildlife in Tanzania. Take a summer to explore sustainable development in Costa Rica, or explore marine resources on South Caicos Island in the Caribbean. Wells makes it possible. Environmental Science majors can pursue fascinating programs across the country and around the world – Check out our off-campus study programs.
Develop your scientific interests further with out-of-the-classroom opportunities for learning and fun! Use your understanding of ethics and responsible policy to make a change for the better – either on campus or in the world at large. Below are just a few clubs and activities that might catch your interest: