Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Major (BS)
What will I study?
Biology, forestry, ecology, hydrology, geology, and meteorology are just some of the subjects in this multifaceted course of study.
Environmental Sciences and Sustainability majors work closely on research projects and internships with professors, as well as with professionals, in a variety of settings, including our 491 acre Claytor Nature Center.
What kind of job can I get?
Lots of opportunities are available to Environmental Sciences and Sustainability majors including:
- Government agencies
- Commercial environmental laboratories
- Private consulting firms
What are some of our graduates doing?
- Outreach Coordinator, Cacapon Institute, High View, West Virginia
- Professional Naturalist Fellow at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota
- Meterologist, Bahamas Weather Service
- Hydrological Technician, U.S. Geological Survey
- NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Staff Professional at HDR, Inc., Vienna, Virginia
- Conservation Specialist, James River Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince George, Virginia
Laura Henry-Stone, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability
Chair of the Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Department