Environmental Science & Policy
Environmental problems must be solved using a combination of science and policy. Laws, history, policy and ethics are equally as important as understanding the chemistry and biology involved in these problems. A sustainable future is still taking shape, but with emerging technologies and the improvement of cleaner fuel sources, people have forged sustainable practices. As a student, you gain insight into most aspects of the human world, from science to technology, and the environment with hands-on learning that includes assisting the faculty with research projects and your independent projects. Coursework is challenging but flexible and allows you freedom in emphasizing an environmental area of interest. The curriculum is also well-suited as a preparatory degree if you are interested in pursuing a degree in the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
You'll ask questions like "How do we make trade-offs between the demands of society and the needs of nature?" then work toward finding solutions. The program is interdepartmental, with coursework ranging from biology and chemistry to physics, mathematics, statistics and engineering, and provides an expansive education.
ES&P majors take 60 credits specifically within ES&P. These credits, in conjunction with the Clarkson Common Experience, provide a well-rounded education focusing on the areas of study you find most interesting. Take courses such as :
- ES&P of American Rivers
- Sustainability & the Environment
- Adirondack Ecology and Environmental science
- Social and Political Issues in the Adirondacks
- Great Lakes Water Protection
- Where the Wild Things Are: Environmental Philosophy and the Emergence Ecosphere
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A degree in ES&P will provide you with the ability to obtain a career in industry as an environmental health and safety representative, a governmental employee, consultant or a career track that doesn't even exist yet.
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Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience. If you like to roll-up your...
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