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Environmental Sciences

A Powerful Educational Experience

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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.

A Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The 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 art laboratories and research facilities in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences.

Degree Outlook

Government Agencies
Privately owned farms/ranches
Environmental Research Labs
Consulting Firms


Median Pay for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics