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Environmental Science & Policy (B.A.)

  • Concentration
  • Major

About this Program

Graduates pursue careers or further study in environmental issues as scientists or as policymakers.

Program Overview

This interdisciplinary major, tailored to students’ individual interests, examines the relationships between environmental science and other fields, such as biology, chemistry, physics, economics and management, history and political science.

Environmental Science & Policy Concentrations

  • Coastal and Watershed Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Policy

For more information see the Course Catalog

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Department Offering


Serve as an intern at Fort Detrick, National Institutes of Health and other local partners.

Career Outlook

Environmental science majors biotech, education and research, government and more.

Program Contact

Associate Professor of Biology, Program Director

Eric Annis

Eric Annis

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Program Director, Environmental Biology
Drew Ferrier

Drew Ferrier

  • Professor of Biology
  • Co-Chair, Department of Biology
  • Director, Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies
  • Director, Sustainability Studies
Katelyn on a Coastal Studies trip to Swallow Falls in Western Maryland

Katelyn Valla Soars Onward from The Center for Coastal and Watersheds Studies Coop!

In Katelyn's words, "Key to My Success was the Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies..". Undergraduate Student

This Hood Story is written first hand by Katelyn Valla. She has shared her personal account of working with The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies. It is the pleasure of CCWS to highlight Katie's accomplishments! Please take a moment to connect with CCWS as we celebrate all Katie has learned and shared with our Hood community and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

  • Experiential Learning
  • Natural Sciences