Interdisciplinary by nature
The environmental science program at Norwich provides an interdisciplinary education applicable to a broad range of interests and career paths related to the environment.
Each student develops his or her specialization by selecting a minor within a traditional academic discipline. The result is a broad range of emphases that allow students to match employment opportunities with personal interests.
Students are offered abundant hands-on experience in problem solving. Many courses include ongoing studies of active environmental problems. Norwich University is located in the valley floor of the Dog River and is surrounded by wide biological and geological diversity within walking distance. This setting lends itself to our program’s emphasis on outdoor fieldwork. All Environmental Science students take a pair of capstone courses involving participation in original research, often coordinated with faculty research and involving travel.
The modest size of the program ensures its personalized, family atmosphere, with attentive advising from a faculty of professionally engaged academicians. Students have access to an exceptional variety of equipment and facilities of all the science and engineering programs.
Employment opportunities remain excellent throughout the environmental industry as managers, scientists, recycling managers, engineering consultants, toxic waste managers, lawyers, real-estate historians and “ecopreneurs” remain in high demand.