Sustaining the natural world and human condition will require an active, engaged, and informed population capable of addressing critical environmental problems.
Hartwick’s environmental science and policy minor educates broadly-trained professionals who can apply critical, creative, and interdisciplinary thinking to make a difference in local and global issues.
Students take a mix of courses in the natural, physical, and social sciences. The ES&P Scholars Program offers financial awards for students to engage in research at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus, internships, and international study.
The Smith Environmental Field Laboratory at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus offers students research opportunities on more than 2,000 acres of ecologically significant forest habitat. ES&P students have conducted research and internships with New York State Parks, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Cornell University, Stony Creek Farm, Operation Wallacea, and others.
January Term courses offer valuable off-campus immersion opportunities for students interested in environmental issues while studying in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Arizona, Thailand, and Madagascar.
Environmental science and policy minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.
Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s scientific professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.