UNH Launches New Undergraduate
Program In Environmental Sciences
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 14, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire has launched
a new undergraduate major that will appeal to students with an interest
in both science and the environment. The new program offers a B.S.
degree in environmental sciences and minors in hydrology, soil science,
water resource management and wetlands ecology.
The UNH is a nationally-recognized leader in environmental research,
and the new Environmental Sciences Program capitalizes on faculty
expertise in this area. Faculty from the departments of Natural
Resources and Earth Sciences make up the core teaching faculty and
serve as academic advisors for students in the program. Major teaching
and research emphases are in the areas of biogeochemical cycling,
environmental chemistry, ecosystem science, global change, hydrology,
plant ecology, and watershed management.
The program includes a core curriculum of courses such as environmental
geology, global environmental change, introduction to oceanography,
and geographic information systems. Students then chose to concentrate
their studies in one of three areas – hydrology, soil and
watershed management, or ecosystems.
The environmental sciences program prepares students for graduate
school as well as employment opportunities in educational facilities,
environmental consulting firms, environmental monitoring laboratories,
government agencies, non-governmental environmental organizations,
and university and government research laboratories.
“We think students will be excited to learn about our new
program,” says Serita Frey, assistant professor of natural
resources and the program’s coordinator. “Our faculty’s
expertise combined with its small size and geographic location makes
UNH an excellent place to study environmental science,” Frey
For more information, visit http://www.unh.edu/envsci/,
or contact Professor Frey at (603) 862-3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.