Environmental Science/ Studies Degree

Enhance Your Experience with Hands-On Research Outdoors

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.

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.

  • 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.

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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.

Undergraduate Admissions(800) 437-0048

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