Arthur J. Catino Ph.D., Co-Director, Chemistry Department;
Robert J. Smith Ph.D., Co-Director, Biology Department
See Biology and Chemistry for faculty listings.
The Environmental Science major is an interdisciplinary program of the Biology and Chemistry Departments at The University of Scranton. The Environmental Science major has the following objectives:
- To prepare students for positions (in the public or private sector) in the broad field of environmental analysis, compliance, and technology;
- To prepare students for advanced study in environmental science;
- To provide a sufficiently comprehensive science and liberal arts background to allow students to pursue advanced training or work in other fields that deal with environmental issues, e.g., environmental law, environmental health, and environmental regulation in business and industry.
The Environmental Science program provides a rigorous and comprehensive grounding in the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the natural environment, and in the analytical and instrumental techniques used to investigate environmental problems. Upper-class students may choose to focus more closely on either the chemical or biological aspects of environmental science, and must complete either an undergraduate research project or an internship in environmental science. The program also is designed to expose students to the social, political, regulatory, economic, and ethical concerns that are commensurate with defining and addressing environmental issues in today’s world.
Courses for Environmental Science are listed under the prefixes CHEM, BIOL and ESCI. For more information on these and all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions page.