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.

Course Catalog

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.

Degree Outlook

“Niagara University’s environmental science program 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 

State and National Parks
Higher Education
Consulting Firms
Environmental Research Labs
Government Agencies


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


Dr. Cassandra Marnocha
Assistant Professor of Biology