Professor Randy Southard teaching soil characteristics, how to analyze the soil, read the soil with hands-on techniques and record those observations.

Do you want to understand the functioning of our natural resources? Do you want to influence how air, water, land, and biodiversity are used and protected? Environmental Science and Management (ESM) majors will learn to solve environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective linking the natural and social sciences. By studying the physical, biological, and social components of environmental problems, students will understand the scientific basis for environmental decision making and the economic implications involved in management of the environment. The major offers a contemporary perspective for solving environmental problems and understanding human dimensions of the environment. Students gain exposure to real world problem solving and learn how to use cutting edge technology and tools. ESM is managed jointly by the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.