College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

Advising Information

The ENST Department has mandatory advising for all of its students at least once each semester. The following advising materials will provide you the resources needed to assist you in planning your four year program here in ENST. Please contact your assigned advisor to arrange an appointment time and come prepared with the following:

1. Curriculum sheet checked off,
2. GenEd or CORE sheet filled out,
5. Unofficial transcripts printed out from Testudo.

This will help ensure your advising appointment will be efficient and allow you additional time to discuss your current semester, future semester, and future career goals. If you are unsure of you assigned advisor for the current semester, please send an email to Shannon Pederson with your name, ENST concentration, and UID. For additional information, please visit the ENST Advising blog. 


AGNR Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are upper level students in our College who can help you create a workable plan and can give you advice about courses and instructors. 


The ENST concentration in Ecological Technology Design prepares students for integrating natural systems with the built environment to solve environmental problems while achieving economic, ecological and social sustainability. The science and applications of using natural systems, processes and organisms to address environmental issues has evolved during the last few decades to a mature level whereby there are strong employment opportunities for graduates that are cross-educated in ecology and technology. 


The ENST concentration in Ecosystem Health (previously Environmental Health) gives students the concepts and skills to work in this broad and increasingly important field with wide ranging applications in the environmental science and public health fields. The field encompasses environmental factors and ecosystem functions that affect human health and the effects of human activities on the ecosystem products and services we depend on. Example topics within the field include ecological risk analysis, environmental toxicology, environmental impact assessment, chemical fate and transport, human health risk assessment, industrial hygiene, air quality, environmental microbiology, food safety and security, biodiversity and human health, and children’s environmental health. 

Soil and Watershed Sciences

The concentration in Soil and Watershed Science provides students with one of the top soil science programs in the nation. The concentration enables students to understand the complex ways in which aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are influenced by soil properties and processes and land management decisions. The soil performs such critical ecological functions as supplying and purifying water, recycling wastes, nurturing plants, modifying the atmosphere by emitting or sequestering gases and particulates, providing habitat for the most diverse biological communities on Earth, and serving as a medium for human engineering projects. 


The ENST concentration in Natural Resources Management is designed to teach students concepts of the environmentally sound use and management of natural resources. Ecosystems and human societies are linked in complex cycles and relationships between vegetation and wildlife, forests and cities, conservation and development. By learning to participate effectively within these cycles, we will help sustain a harmo- nious relationship between the environment and human activities. 


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