Barnard College’s Environmental Science Department provides highly motivated students with challenging and rewarding programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, and Environment and Sustainability. High academic standards, interdisciplinary courses, and training in methodologies, such as field and laboratory work and data analysis, ready students with the tools needed to think critically, evaluate and solve problems, conduct original research, and communicate science to address the needs of society...
Read more of our Mission Statement in About Us.
Departmental Events and Email lists
Members of the Environmental Science Department programs events--from academic talks by young alumnae and people in the field, to career and major planning, to info sessions on finding internships and researchships, to student presentations about their study abroad experience! Event links are posted on the EnvSci Events Calendar for those Barnard students who join our email lists. Email us from your Barnard address along with your class standing or fill out the information form if you are interested in receiving information on opportunities and events. Throughout the year, contact a faculty advisor or staff member (email, make an appointment or stop by) if you have questions or need assistance. We continue to be here for you.
E(SP)2: Environmental Science Pathways Scholars Program
E(SP)2 is a new NSF funded program to prepare the next generation of diverse leaders in Environmental Science. The program is designed for incoming and First-Year students looking to pursue one of the majors in the Department of Environmental Science (Environmental Science or Environment and Sustainability) with an interest in Environmental Science, Sustainability or Environmental Justice. E(SP)2 takes students from the first year through major fulfillment with summers of funded-research, field study and service-learning community outreach. The goal is to increase and diversify the Environmental Science major, to help students learn key skills in the field and towards workforce development.