Environmental Science Major Starts this Fall

first environmental student

At left, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Eileen McGowan and Environmental Science major Brianne Wilcox.


Springfield College's environmental science major is led this fall by Assistant Professor of Environmental Biology Justin Compton and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Eileen McGowan. 

The environmental science major at Springfield College provides more than a traditional classroom education. With innovative course offerings, frequent in-field experiences, and an interdisciplinary format spanning a variety of programs and areas of interests, this major will help prepare students for environmental science careers in nonprofit, government, compliance, environmental law, or other related industries.

Students will learn how human activity impacts the environment, and they will obtain the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to contribute to solutions to global environmental issues. Designed to help students become leaders in both natural and manufactured environments, the environmental science major will assist in developing the skills needed to confront challenges faced by citizens, businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations.