Welcome New Students and Transfers!

We hope you settle in and get a chance to get to know the area in the coming days.  Do stop by the Environmental Science Department and talk with one of us or an adviser if you are interested in Environmental Science, Sustainabity, Environmental Biology or environmental fields in general.  Be sure to get on our email list for announcements on opportunities and events in the coming weeks and throughout the year.

Peruse our course offerings, recommended Classes this Fall Semester in a schedule format, and check out our Faculty and Staff where there are office hours and links to make appointments and so you know who to talk to for advice.  Information on our Majors and links to Requirements and Planning is listed under Majors and you may look at Recommendations for First Years and Credit and Placement.

Welcome back Returning Students!

We look forward to hearing about your summer explorations!  This years SRI and Lamont and Earth Internships were once again very successful and we look forward to getting together when you can share some of your experiences with incoming students and new majors.   Any Juniors and Seniors wishing to elect a major in Environment and Sustainability needs to file a Major election form at the Registrar's Office this semester in order for that major to appear, as the new major wasn't fully in the system last year, but is now.

Events to look forward to:

In the coming weeks you will be busy and we will feature upcoming events on our website, including our annual overnight retreat to Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY on September 29 and 30th, with majors, students interested in the field, joined by departmental faculty and staff. Barnard is a consortium member for Black Rock, which is a great resource for students and faculty alike for both research and refuge. This year, while at Black Rock, we will be visiting Storm King Art Center for a special exhibit "Indicators: Artists on Climate Change."

Students who studied abroad will share their experiences at our Study Abroad Luncheon on September 25th, 12-2 or 2:30 here in 404 Altschul Hall.  This is always a really fun and informative event and a great way to get to know your colleagues in the department and for Juniors and Seniors to share their wisdom with Sophomores and First Years, and to reconnect with some of their old friends!  More details and exact times to come!

We are pleased to announce that Professor Joseph Grazziano, Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Columbia's School of Public Health,  is returning to campus to speak about doing a Masters in Public Health at Columbia on Thursday, October 18.  For those interested in Medical or Public Health fields, this conversation is a must!  RSVP is required.  Lunch will be provided.

Join our E-Mail List

Interested in receiving e-mails about course announcements and updates, Environmental events, job opportunities, internships? Those not on our student e-mail list should send an e-mail to Catherine Cook, the Departmental Assistant, with your name, year, major (if chosen, or if not, your interest) and we'll add you to the list.

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