Environment & Sustainability

Study the Science of the World’s Natural Systems

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Are you concerned about protecting the environment and human health? Do you want to use soil and plant science to increase crop production, or focus on conserving natural resources? Or, are you interested in the economics of managing environmental resources? If so, one of our environment and natural resources majors may be right for you.

Environmental Science

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Turn your passion for the environment into a career focused on improving the quality of our air, water, and land. You will choose one of the following areas for in-depth study: biosphere; soil, air, and water; leadership, sustainability and communications; or physical and chemical dynamics.

Environmental & Water Resource Economics

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Become an expert on the economics of managing environmental and water resources. You'll study everything related to the use of the resources our natural world offers as you seek to find solutions at the intersection of science, politics, laws, and our environment.

Natural Resources

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Seek out new ways to overcome environmental and human pressures that affect our natural resources. You may specialize in conservation biology; ecology, management and restoration of rangelands; fisheries conservation and management; global change ecology and management, watershed management and ecohydrology; or wildlife conservation and management.

Sustainable Plant Systems

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Discover innovative plant systems that maximize production, conserve resources, and minimize environmental damage. You may specialize in controlled environment agriculture, environmental horticulture, agronomy, or fresh produce safety, as you focus on creating plant-based solution to feed, clothe and fuel the world's population.

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We're happy to answer any questions you have about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the admissions process. Please contact one of our recruiters for more information: