Our department focuses on the relationship between humans, other organisms, and the physical, chemical, and biological aspects that influence both natural and engineered environments. We study natural environmental processes to understand their effects on society and the effects society has on those processes.
Our curriculum is designed to give students the scholarly background necessary to understand and solve today's environmental problems. It is an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate environmentally sound solutions.
Our faculty works closely with students both in and out of the classroom. In the process of teaching and guiding our students, the faculty builds strong relationships with students through formal and informal interactions.