The sparrow is a common little bird that in some places is considered a pest. One country tried eliminating this “pest.” Between 1958 and 1961, sparrows were eradicated from Chinese farms. The result? Swarms of locusts descended on and devoured the crops. The sparrows had been eating the locusts.
Ecological disruptions like this one demonstrate the interconnectedness of each living thing to another. Our program gives you a deep knowledge of this interconnectedness and prepares you for a rewarding career that makes full use of your passion for the environment.
You’ll get a solid grounding in biological and earth sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Building from there, you’ll take advanced courses in:
Strengthening the program even more is a strong cooperative relationship with the environmental engineering program. That means you also get the applied science perspective in your courses — an invaluable asset that expands your knowledge base and gives you a cross-disciplinary edge in the real world.
The program places a strong emphasis on field research. Our location in Connecticut is a prime one for environmental science students, giving them a wide diversity of fascinating eco-systems to explore. Out of the classroom, you’ll get fresh-air, first-hand experience in:
Another advantage to studying environmental science at the University of New Haven: Members of the faculty are recognized experts in the field, attracting external funding for their research programs. This presents you with a golden opportunity — the chance to take part in that research.
There’s no question that all of this hands-on experience punches up your resume and gives you an edge over less-practiced job applicants.
The U.S. has an abundance of organizations that seek out environmental science majors. You’ll want to consider:
To name names, University of New Haven graduates have landed positions at:
as well as dozens of consulting firms. Their job titles include: technical expert, fieldworker, administrator, manager, and analyst. What will yours be?