Environmental & Earth Science
At Saint Mary’s, we’re devoted to training the next generation of pioneering earth and environmental scientists.
In our diverse, tight-knit community, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the natural systems around us, acquire the skills needed to solve serious environmental problems, and engage in the search for sustainable forms of ecosystem management.
You’ll have numerous opportunities to make discoveries alongside our world-renowned faculty. Our location also gives you unprecedented access to a diverse range of study sites, including tidal, freshwater, estuarine, and marine systems, a delta, mountains, lakes, deserts, forests, valleys, and scrub lands.
With Saint Mary’s small class sizes and discussion-driven courses, you’ll receive plenty of personalized attention as you pursue your unique interests and aspirations.
Environmental & Earth Science Scholarships
In addition to need and merit-based scholarships, Environmental & Earth Science students are eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science scholarship
Explore Environmental Geology of the Parks (EES 420)
As emerging naturalists, students are exposed to both the physical processes that have shaped the parks and the environmental issues that both created a need to preserve the parks and affect the parks today. Students in this course visit national, state, and regional parks to experience topics such as restoration, natural hazards, land management and use, and their social and cultural implications.