Environmental Science

Master of Science

As an interdisciplinary program encompassing courses in ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental education, and law, the Master of Science in Environmental Science provides students with the advanced skills and knowledge to meet the increasing demands worldwide for scientists with strong environmental backgrounds.

A program grounded firmly in the University’s commitment to experiential education, the M.S. in Environmental Science program provides students with extensive hands-on learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Our shoreline location allows students to gain experience working in a variety of settings along the marsh and ocean areas of Long Island Sound — experiences that are complemented by work in our laboratories. Students also have the unique opportunity to study at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. With studies in environmental ecology, environmental geoscience, environmental health and management, geographical information systems, and other topics, the program allows students to customize their education to their individual career interests.

Roman Zajac, Ph.D.

Dr. Zajac earned his Ph.D. in marine ecology from the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on the landscape ecology of seafloor communities and the effects of saltmarsh change on coastal ecology. He also studies the impacts of fish social foraging on coral reef communities and the response of sea floor communities to natural and human disturbances.

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As a required component of the program, students complete a research project, thesis, or internship. These experiences have led our students to fulfilling careers in private environmental firms, government agencies, and more. Many students have also chosen to pursue doctoral study at other institutions following graduation.

Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

This 12-credit program provides you with knowledge of basic and advanced GIS techniques, developing procedures, and databases for specific applications as well as technologies and analyses supporting GIS.

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Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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