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Environmental Science & Policy

The need for environmentally-literate citizens and well-educated professionals able to address increasingly complex and global environmental issues has never been greater. Pollution, ecosystem degradation and unsustainable use of natural resources are just a few examples of how humans are altering the Earth and its atmosphere in unprecedented ways. Smith's Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) Program seeks to produce future leaders in the environmental field by offering a major and a minor in environmental science and policy, and a minor marine science and policy.

More than 25 faculty members from over a dozen departments teach courses in the program. Their research interests span a broad range of fields in the environment, including marine ecosystems, environmental education, global climate change, development and population, international environmental politics, watershed health in North and Central America, political ecology, conservation biology, environmental economics, environmental engineering and global marine policy.