Environmental Science, B.S. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (CANR) University of ConnecticutSpring 2007
A Unique Program • The only interdisciplinary program at the University that also spans two colleges • Support from two program Co-Directors, an Environmental Science Program Assistant, over nine departments, and two colleges!
The Plan of Study Basic Science Requirements: • Agriculture & Resource Economics course • Biology Sequence • Chemistry Sequence • Math/Calculus Sequence • Physics Sequence • Statistics course
Introductory Environmental Science(Two of the following courses): • Introduction to Oceanography • Environmental Science • Earth & Life Through Time (Introductory Geology) • Introduction to Physical Geography
Upper-Level Environmental Science: • Environmental Health • General Ecology • Earth Surface Processes • The Hydrosphere • Meteorology
Capstone Course: • Environmental Evaluation & Assessment Concentration: • 5 - 6 additional courses in a concentration to be declared by your Junior year.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Concentrations • Environmental Geography • Environmental Biology • Environmental Chemistry • Environmental Geoscience • Marine Science
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources:Concentrations • Natural Resources • Environmental Health • Resource Economics • Soil Science
Mentor Program • New program launched during the Fall ’06 semester • Incoming freshman paired with a sophomore or junior in the program • Relationship as defined by the mentor-”mentee” pair • Goal: To support new students during the transition from high school to college
A Word from Our Graduates… Based on a survey polling graduates from 1996-2003… • 94% of our graduates left UConn with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. • On a 1-10 scale the average graduate expressed a satisfaction level of 8.1 with the overall quality of instruction in those courses required for the major. • 89% of our graduates felt that their advisors were there when they needed them
Graduate School Opportunities • To date, approximately half of our graduates have attended graduate school. • Areas of graduate level study have included: • Watershed Science • Natural Resources Management & Engineering • Public Health • Geology/Geosciences • Geographic Information Systems • Physical Geography • Environmental Science & Engineering • Environmental Ecology • Environmental Education • Environmental Toxicology
Post-Graduation Employment • The majority of our graduates are currently employed in a field relating to Environmental Science, including: • Engineering & Environmental Consulting Firms • USGS • Local and regional health agencies • National Park Service • Environmental Education • Private Laboratories • Environmental Protection Agency • USDA and Cooperative Extension Services • DEP
Thank You!Questions? Visit us on the Web: www.enviroscience.uconn.edu