ABOUT THE PROGRAM
When you choose an Environmental Science/Studies major, you’ll tackle some of the toughest environmental issues that challenge our world today. With our 1,200-acre living learning
laboratory nestled between Mt. Monadnock and Pearly Pond, you’ll conduct important fieldwork on campus in the woods, wetlands, fields, lakeshores, trails and gardens. You’ll work on
conserving and restoring critical habitats and finding sustainable solutions in the local community. With your knowledge of environmental policymaking and advocacy, you’ll be prepared
to be a key player in the “green economy.”
With either major, you will learn the core concepts of ecology and conservation, and master critical thinking, field and laboratory techniques, and quantitative skills to frame questions and gather and evaluate evidence. You’ll develop effective writing and presentation skills to share your ideas and make a difference in the greater community.
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.
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.
Alumni Success Stories
"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