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Undergraduate Programs

The major provides a rigorous and broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum for highly motivated students.The initial orientation to environmental science begins with two years of fundamental courses covering several disciplines ranging from environmental law to environmental chemistry.

The last two years provide an in-depth specialization in one of four areas of concentration: aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, earth sciences and environmental chemistry. Aquatic ecology encompasses oceanography and Great fish_classLakes’ issues, while student research in environmental chemistry and earth sciences considers “green-chemistry” alternatives, distribution and bioavailability of heavy metals in sewage sludge amended soils, and nutrient movement and recycling in watersheds.

The location of the Brockport campus to nearby deciduous forested woodlots, the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Bergen Swamp allows numerous opportunities for students to study amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Concentrations stress collaborative study with faculty, internships, and a hands-on approach while developing a working knowledge of sophisticated analytical instrumentation.

Housed in the newly renovated Lennon Hall, the Environmental Science program is surrounded by state of-the-art-classrooms, data analysis and visualization facilities and laboratories. The major is a challenging academic program that provides students new avenues for collegial collaboration across the science departments at Brockport, while strengthening the entire science curriculum.




Contact: Deborah Dilker,

Department Secretary


Phone: (585) 395-5975

Last Updated 4/3/15


Dr. Chris Norment's four book of creative nonfiction has been published by the University of North Carolina Press. Entitled "Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World," the book interweaves memoir with an exploration of issues related to the evolution and conservation of rare and endangered species in the Death Valley region.


Upcoming Seminars:    


March 24

4 pm, Lennon 140

Invasive Species in New York: The Problem and Approach to a Solution

Chuck O'Neill

Coordinator, Invasive Species Programs

New York Sea Grant

Cornell University


Dept of Env Sci & Bio Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm

Secretary: Deb Dilker

Contact: 585.395.5975