The Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences offers an undergraduate major in Environmental Systems and Sustainability Studies. The program has three tracks: Environmental Systems, Coastal Marine Systems, and Policy and Management. The program is focused on environmental problem solving in terrestrial and coastal marine settings.
The coastal marine systems track has a greater reliance on science and understanding the environmental science of the coastal marine environment. Approximately 40% of humanity lives within 60 miles of the coast. This is a critical environment that requires in-depth understanding of aquatic ecosystems and processes.