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Welcome to the Environmental Science Program

Clark’s undergraduate Environmental Science Program draws from the expertise of faculty and departments from across campus, addressing the physical, biological, geographical, and management and policy aspects of the natural environment. As a major or minor in this interdisciplinary program, you will examine environmental challenges from all academic perspectives — the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities — and from the perspective of action and change.

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Undergraduate Program

Put your learning into practice. Get outside and examine natural environments, take part in research projects, intern at environmental organizations, explore diverse places and spaces, and take action on and off campus.

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Research in environmental science spans a wide range of academic fields. Conduct research on your own or as part of a team in collaboration with your peers, faculty, graduate students, alumni, and our broader networks.

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Careers and Internships in Environmental Science

We help our majors secure internships and research experiences with a wide variety of organizations and institutions, in part by leveraging our extensive networks. Our graduates pursue graduate school and careers in science, government, business, consulting, and education.

Related Accelerated Degree Programs

B.A./M.S. in Biology

Interested in graduate school and conducting more research? Want to further explore the biological aspects of environmental science? Build on your bachelor’s degree in environmental science by applying for a master’s in biology, with your fifth year tuition-free.

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B.A./M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy

Interested in effecting environmental change through policy? Build on your bachelor’s degree by applying for a master’s in environmental science and policy, with your fifth year tuition-free.

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B.A./M.S. in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Learn how to use geographic information science tools and techniques as part of your research in environmental science. Apply for a master’s in GIS, with your fifth year tuition-free.

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A new Earth conversation

A new Earth conversation is a campus-wide climate change initiative that offers a space of reckoning, reflection, community, creativity, and discerning action in a time of planetary crisis.

With funding from the Christopher Reynolds Foundation, this initiative has built upon a vision generated by Clark faculty over the last four years.

This semester, watch for events and courses tied to the new Earth conversation initiative.

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