“Whether we are addressing water quality studies of the Potomac River basin or biodiversity in Laos, nuclear power policy or underwater studies of coral reef degradation, Mason’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy is addressing real-world issues.”
The Gulf oil spill will have repercussions on coastal and underwater ecosystems for decades. What can be done to preserve at least some of the delicate marsh and undersea wildlife and to prevent future disasters like this?
Students can learn about the complex nature of environmental problems from three distinct, yet cooperative, program areas in the Mason’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy:
Research, Internship and Career Opportunities
Mason’s ESP graduates, the majority of whom work in the Washington, D.C. area, have found diverse careers in business and consulting, nonprofit, academia, education, and government. To access information on career opportunities in environmental science and a list of employers of ESP alums, visit http://esp.gmu.edu/careers/careertypes/index.html.
For details about undergraduate programs, contact Chris Parsons, Undergraduate Environmental Science and Conservation Biology Coordinator.
For details about graduate programs, contact Albert Torzilli, Graduate Program Director.