Prepare for graduate-level training in environmental sciences, or for employment in a broad spectrum of environmental careers. As a graduate of this program, you'll gain scientific literacy and a deep knowledge of biology and earth sciences.
You have passion for science, a deep connection to your environment, an insatiable curiosity, an unyielding desire to learn new concepts.
Lesley’s Earth and Environmental Science major will help you to develop a sense of social responsibility in regard to scientific pursuits. As an Earth and Environmental Studies major, you will gain a deep understanding of nature, the history of life and humanity, and the complexities of human-environment interactions. Research, performed in cooperation with Cambridge communities, involves civic engagement and contributes to your understanding of local urban ecosystems.
There are three distinct ttracks that you can pursue within this major. The Earth and Environmental Science major provides you with the opportunity to develop concentrations in biology and earth science. A separate track is available if you plan to pursue a career in the environmental health field. An Integrated Science Track designed specifically for future Middle School, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education teachers
allows you to meet teacher licensure requirements for Middle School
Regardless of the path that you choose, your coursework will lead to a comprehensive understanding of
environmental issues and the science associated with them. A focus on
research and fieldwork in all tracks provides you with first-hand
research experience in environmental sciences.
This course provides an interdisciplinary focus on the interactions between humans and the environment. Topics of consideration include an overview of ecosystems; population growth; species extinction and preservation; air, water, and soil pollution and control; agriculture and world food production; and preservation, conservation, and sustainable resource management. Specific case studies will be considered as well as the view of different cultures toward their physical surroundings.
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Earth and Environmental Science
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