College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

Concentrations: B.S. in Environmental Science and Technology (ENST)

Welcome to the Department of Enviromental Science and Technology! We are looking forward to knowing you and helping you to make the most of your education.

The Environmental Science and Technology major prepares students for careers and graduate study on environmental problems and solutions that benefit humans and ecosystems. Students in ENST can choose one of four concentrations:

ETD

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. 

  • Download Ecological Technology Design Curriculum (.pdf)

EH

The ENST concentration in 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. 

  • Download Environmental Health Curriculum (.pdf)

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. 

  • Download Soil and Watershed Sciences Curriculum (.pdf)

NRM

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. 

  • Download Natural Resources Management Curriculum (.pdf)


  • Download ENST Undecided (GEN ED) Curriculum (.pdf)

  • Download ENST Soil Science Minor Curriculum (.pdf)

 

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