This course is intended for seniors who plan to apply to grad school within the next 1-3 years. Whether you see yourself on a research-focused track or a professional M.S. track, by the end of our structured 12 week process, you will have completed a strong set of draft components for your graduate school application, including a clear timeline for yourself and 2-4 requests for great letters of recommendation.
Introduction to the biology of environmental pollution. Examples of air, water, and land degradation will be studied using case histories. Strategies to restore damaged ecosystems and current approaches to achieve sustainable environments will be discussed. (Gen.Ed. BS)
Required for all new majors. Weekly lectures by faculty on their teaching research and outreach and how it relates to the Environmental Sciences Program. Enables students to interact with faculty to discuss a wide variety of important topics.
An overview of the environmental policy process covering the roles of major players at community, state, and federal levels, and emphasizing the role of environmental science. Covers the major environmental laws and recent amendments, the role of policy analysis, and international environmental policy.
Required for all new majors. Introduction to UMASS and the Environmental Science major.