Environmental Science Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

Do you care about the future of our environment?

If you are curious about science and nature, enjoy working with people, and are interested in working to study and preserve the environment by developing a sustainable future for the Earth, then come learn with us in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES).

Did You Know?

Plattsburgh State established one of the first undergraduate environmental science programs in the U.S.

We offer four degree programs in environmental science. With over 200 students and seventeen faculty members, CEES offers a great diversity of courses with small class sizes.

State-of the Art Facilities

The center provides students with access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:

Getting Involved

AESP at the Miner Institute

Students are encouraged to participate in our Applied Environmental Science Program, an off-campus residential semester at the Miner Institute that prepares students for careers in environmental science. Read more about CEES at Miner Institute.

Student Research

Many programs limit research to graduate students. CEES provides numerous opportunities for undergraduate students — as well as graduates — to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.

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Photo of Patrick Montuori hiking in the woodsDual-Major to Spend Summer Interning for NASA

Some say the sky's the limit — unless you’re junior environmental science and geology major Patrick Montuori. For him, the sky’s just the beginning.

Montuori is one of 32 students nationwide — and the only student from a SUNY school —  selected to intern this summer with NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program.

Taking to the Sky

The program’s orientation at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, Calif. begins July 14. After the first week, Montouri will be placed into one of three groups and will focus his research on either air quality, oceanography or forest ecology, collecting in-flight data in the process. Doing airborne research, he will get to use instruments that sample and measure atmospheric gases and study land and water surfaces. Montuori said he is most excited to actually get his hands on the tools. Read more.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267
Email: cees@plattsburgh.edu