Environmental Science and Sustainability

A student hiking near campus

Put sustainability into perspective.

In order to create a more sustainable future, tomorrow needs scientists who understand the natural environment and the challenges it faces. Be prepared to meet the moment by finding solutions that integrate societal needs and perspectives while considering issues relating to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Choose one of three tracks to broaden your knowledge and boost your resume: climate science, environmental policy, or geospatial science. Gain a solid footing in the biophysical sciences and take courses that focus on specific environmental topics and challenges. Participate in a 14-week field semester in our 4,609 acres of research forest (one of the largest contiguous forested areas in the eastern United States—right outside our back door). Work alongside faculty through the $1,100 Earn and Learn Assistantship, offered to all students accepted into the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES). Plus, get to know your CFRES family on a first-name basis through regularly scheduled coffee talks and timber cruising.

Learn more about environmental science and sustainability at Michigan Tech!