An Interdisciplinary Education
The University of Idaho Environmental Science Program provides you with comprehensive skills necessary to approach environmental change from multiple perspectives and apply your degree to influence management decisions. Doing so requires integration of many relevant disciplines such as biology, chemistry, ecology, economics, engineering, geography, hydrology, soil science, philosophy, physics, political science, and sociology.
The Environmental Science Program created the University of Idaho Sustainability Initiative in 2006. You can be active in the UI Sustainability Center, the Environmental Club, research, and help alter the way faculty, staff and students experience campus life.
Solve Complex Issues
The director of the National Science Foundation has stated, "For the twenty-first century, our goal must be to understand, and learn to keep in balance, the bio-complexity of all of Earth's ecosystems." This charge will require scientists trained both in disciplinary fields and in inter- and multi-disciplinary areas such as environmental science. The University of Idaho has developed a graduate program in environmental science to provide students with an understanding of the complexity of environmental problems, and an integrated and coherent approach to solving them.
EnvS graduate students can emphasize a broad range of topics through our flexible curriculum:
- Biological Science/Ecology
- Physical Science
- Natural Resource Management
- Earth Science/Hydrology
- Waste Management
- Policy and Law
- Environmental Health/Toxicology