College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

About SNS

The School of Natural Sciences (SNS) is the administrative home for an array of academic degree programs, research laboratories, and community outreach programs.

All SNS programs provide outstanding opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn how to use interdisciplinary science and technology to serve community needs.

SNS places a heavy emphasis on preparing students for rewarding careers and/or more advanced academic study in fields related to environmental resource assessment, management, and policy.

Faculty clusters provide particular strengths in marine and terrestrial biology/ecology, watershed science & hydrology, environmental science education, advanced technologies for geospatial data collection, analysis, and visualization, and molecular biology/genetics.


Advancing science to serve communities

The mission of SNS is to provide students with the science, technology, and communication skills needed to promote healthy and sustainable communities.