Environmental Science Majors and the Environmental Sustainability Minor

Our Environmental Science Major is concerned with the relationships among humans and the natural environment. Within the major, students can select either the  Natural Science or Social Science track (links at left), to design, with faculty guidance, programs of study that meet their strengths, interests, and career goals. Both tracks are highly interdisciplinary and allow our students to customize their course of study at UMW.  Our Minor in Environmental Sustainability is designed to allow students from any major to explore environmental issues in greater depth.

There is steady demand in industry, government, education, and advocacy organizations for people trained in the environmental sciences.  If you are interested to pursuing advanced study after graduation from UMW, each of our majors provides a strong background for either Master’s or Ph.D. level graduate study .