Core A Majors
This program focuses on the effects that chemicals and other agents in the environment have on human health. Graduates are assessing environmental exposures, identifying and quantifying responses to chemical exposures, providing input for policy developments that minimize exposure, and developing better methods for assessing human health risks.
This program focuses on ways to protect and enhance fish populations and aquatic communities. Graduates are analyzing and implementing management plans for streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, reservoir systems, and aquaculture systems.
This program focuses on protecting and enhancing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits they produce. Graduates are working in the field collecting data on trees, plant, and animal species, supervising tree planting and harvest, and managing forest ecosystems from wilderness (federal and state lands) to the largest cities (urban and tree care).
This program focuses on understanding the fate of contaminants in the environment, environmental policy, and environmental decision-making. Specializations include Water Quality, Air Quality, Land Resources, Environmental Economics and Policy, and Environmental Pre-Law. Graduates are facilitating hazardous waste site clean up, solving water and air-quality problems, and contributing to hazardous waste management policy decisions at the local, state, and national levels.
This program focuses on landscape level planning, including watershed planning and decision-making based on economics, social aspects, and spatial constructs. Graduates are developing forecasts and recommending policies, regulations, and implementation procedures that create sustainable land use patterns.
This program focuses on anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and controlling chemical, physical, biological, and radiological hazards on human health and the workplace. Graduates are assessing occupational exposure and safeguarding the workplace in industry, medical centers, and government, as well as pursuing higher education in medicine and industrial hygiene.
This program provides a strong background in plant biology and the environmental sciences. Graduates are managing, designing, and developing strategies for habitat conservation and restoration, ensuring biodiversity, assessing the effects of climate change, managing invasive species, and using plants to clean up sites.
This program focuses on protecting and enhancing wildlife populations and habitats. Graduates are working across all ecosystems — from forests and fields to urban areas — collecting data on wildlife and other organisms, analyzing food webs and food availability, estimating the impacts of changing habitat conditions, and developing and implementing management plans to increase the sustainability of these communities.