Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Environmental Geosciences - About The Program

About Our Degrees

The BS in Environmental Geosciences is an interdisciplinary degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. This curriculum is specially designed to prepare students for leadership positions across a broad range of environmental fields. The degree program is based on courses offered by the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Philosophy, and Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and it currently has three specialization tracks: Ecology & the Environment, Water & the Environment, and Environmental Monitoring & Analysis. Environmental Geoscience graduates will have a solid foundation in biological, physical, and natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, and analytic and geospatial techniques, as well as the specialized training necessary for integrated analysis of environmental systems.

About Our Courses

The degree program is based on courses offered by the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Philosophy, and Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

About Our Faculty

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this program, students will take classes from and interact with faculty from a number of departments on campus. Through this the students are exposed to a range of research projects and have the opportunity to conduct independent research in these labs.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Environmental research at UB is conducted on a wide array of topics and includes faculty modeling the movement of pollutants in aquifers in Western New York through to examining the ability of reef corals to respond to global climate change, and faculty research sites extend from western New York to the tropics to the Greenland icecap.

These and many similar projects provide undergraduates in Environmental Geosciences opportunities to learn about and participate in research.

Extracurricular Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in the Undergraduate Environmental Geoscience Club. Details can be found on the Environmental Geoscience website.

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