Environmental Science Degree Information

Enhance Your Experience with Hands-On Research Outdoors

Spend significant time outdoors, as certain courses require more than 50% of class time in the field conducting hands-on research. Travel to Costa Rica, Cape Cod, or many local natural areas where you'll monitor water quality, protect wetlands, study plants and animals, and work with local schools.

Graduates go on to use their skills and knowledge to protect delicate habitats, solve complex environmental issues, and develop smart policies that guide society in the use and preservation of natural habitats. Continue into an accelerated graduate school program, either at Franklin Pierce or through a partnership with Antioch University.

A major is offered.

Sigma Zeta

You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

Study in Costa Rica

Education extends beyond the classroom. Enroll in Tropical Forest Ecology (BI 217) and take a two-week trip in June to three field sites in Costa Rica.

BEST Scholars ProgramThe BEST Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for qualified students to thrive in an intensive learning community, supported by scholarships funded through the National Science Foundation. 
  • Dennis Garcia '13

    "While I was at Franklin Pierce, I was fortunate to have professors who were very supportive in my learning. My Environmental Science coursework and my social science class community organization opened a new way to impact developing countries."

    Denis Garcia '13

    Environmental Consultant at United Nations Guatemala 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
  • New Zealand Department of Conservation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection
  • Vermont Department of Conservation
  • Monadnock State Park


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Natural Sciences Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Environmental Science Program SheetDownload an Environmental Science program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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