Prepares students for graduate-level training in environmental sciences, or for entry-level employment in a broad spectrum of environmental careers. Graduates of this program will gain scientific literacy and a deep knowledge of biology, earth sciences, and health.
Student research, performed in cooperation with Cambridge communities, involves civic engagement and contributes to the understanding of local urban ecosystems. The research involved in Lesley’s Earth and Environmental Science major helps to develop a sense of social responsibility in students. Earth and Environmental Studies majors gain a deep understanding of nature, the history of life and humanity, and the complexities of human-environment interactions.
The Earth and Environmental Science major provides students with the opportunity to develop concentrations in biology and earth science. A separate track exists for students who want 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 students to meet teacher licensure requirements for Middle School
General Science. Coursework leads to comprehensive understanding of
environmental issues and the science associated with them. A focus on
research and fieldwork in all tracks provides students 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.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Social Study of Science
Earth and Environmental Science
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Internships provide you with off-campus opportunities in your field of interest. This is your opportunity to put into practice the skills and theories you will learn in the classroom. Learn more
This unique and exciting abroad program takes place in the North Rupununi region of Guyana, South America. Read more