Protect the environment
Understand human impacts on environmental systems and learn strategies for mitigating and remediating environmental harm. With the environmental science minor, you will learn scientific techniques and conduct hands-on field and laboratory investigations of environmental systems. You will also participate in independent research with faculty mentors and an internship with an outside agency. Get your hands dirty and your feet wet as you work at Worcester State’s new research facility at nearby Patch Reservoir, using the program’s canoes and suite of environmental sensors.
Why study environmental science at Worcester State?
- The Study of New Successional Growth in Response to Climate Change
- The Effect of Drought on Agriculture in Massachusetts
- Paleofire Research and Climate Change
- Aquatic Invasive Species in Patch Reservoir
- How Did the Postindustrial Change Affect Ground Contamination at a Former Steel Factory?
- Charcoal and Foraminiferal Record from a Coastal Marsh in New Jersey (Cheesequake Marsh)
- The Effects of Micrometeorological Factors and Forest Type on the Presence of Mitchella repens (Partridgeberry)
- 2 majors; 4 minors; 5 Geography concentrations
- Field trips across Massachusetts
- Gamma Theta Upsilon Honors Program
- GIS and Earth Science Laboratories
- Patch Reservoir Research Facility
- Telescope Collection
- Climate Change
- Digital Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization
- Urban Geography
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Housing
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Marine Biology
- Green Chemistry
- Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
- Climate Change
- Invertebrate Zoology
- Canoe trips for water sampling
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