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Environmental science is the study of natural ecosystems, human impacts on the environment, and sustainable management of the earth’s resources.
This field integrates diverse subjects from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to create a holistic approach to the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Using these varied skills, the environmental scientist is able to design equitable and science-based policies to safeguard human health and to preserve the integrity of the world’s environments.
Many graduates are employed by environmental consulting firms and work with both government and industry in the areas of environmental regulation and compliance. Still others work with environmental advocacy groups to conserve and protect our natural environment.
Students majoring in Environmental Science have a wide variety of career choices ranging from:
Graduates of our degree programs in Environmental Science have successful careers with local, state and federal agencies, including:
Many of our alumni have entered graduate school to receive advanced training as:
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