Environmental Sciences

OI000024Study Environmental Science at NU

Niagara University’s undergraduate program in environmental science prepares individuals to review and solve environmental issues and demands on the environment through critical thinking, research, and scientific study. Students will be prepared to address issues in areas such as alternative energy systems, natural resource management, pollution control and mitigation, and the effects of climate change.

The faculty in the environmental science program are highly credentialed, accessible to students in the program, and experts in various fields of environmental research. They guide students to understand environmental science and the connectedness that exists between science and public policy, as well as how to communicate scientific findings to the broader population.

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Experiential Learning

Perform undergraduate research and study field ecology along the Niagara River, in the tropics, and aboard ships on the Great Lakes.


Working closely with faculty allows students to develop skills across disciplines, making connections between people and areas of study.


Niagara’s focus on service and community involvement will complement your coursework to help you improve the world around you.

Environmental Science Outlook

Niagara University’s bachelor’s degree program in environmental science prepares students for a variety of careers in this important and rapidly growing field. The environmental science program maintains contacts to place students in internships in the field, and provides undergraduate research opportunities, including paid research. NU’s Office of Career Services offers lifetime job placement assistance for all graduates.

“Niagara University’s environmental science programm put me on the path to a new career in a field I really care about. The faculty and staff were incredibly supportive and helped me create a schedule that supported my interests while providing a well-balanced education full of skills and experiences. The program taught me how to think like a scientist and gave me practical, hands-on experience. I graduated feeling confident and prepared to start my career”

Rene Hoover, ’19 B.S. Environmental Science 

Higher Education
Government Agencies
Privately Owned Farms/Ranches
Environmental Research Labs
Consulting Firms

Learn More About Environmental Science

NU's Environmental Sciences curriculum blends courses in liberal arts such as political science, communication, and public policy with science courses in biology and chemistry, with a heavy focus on research and fieldwork. Students will have access to state of the art laboratories and research facilities in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences.

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Dr. Cassandra Marnocha
Assistant Professor of Biology