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Mission Statement

To prepare students for productive careers related to environmental conservation and sustainability and to develop environmentally-conscious citizens who will contribute to a rapidly changing world.


Develop the University as a model for interdisciplinary, environmental education.

Program Overview

Students who have been accepted into one of the six majors listed below will have the opportunity to connect with others who have a strong passion for the environment. During the first academic year, students in these majors will have a dedicated professional academic advisor, common coursework and the opportunity to consider real-world challenges and the different approaches taken from each discipline.

By bringing students with similar interests together across majors, the Environmental First Year (ENVFY) Program provides students the opportunity to discover the breadth of environmental majors, minors and careers they may not have considered.

ENVFY degree programs include: