The Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) is the administrative home for an array of academic degree programs, research laboratories, and community outreach programs.

Degree Programs

Bachelor’s degrees

B.S. in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy

  • Concentration in Watershed Systems
  • Concentration in Applied Ecology
  • Concentration in Natural Resources

B.A. in Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Education
  • Science for Sustainable Communities

B.S. in Biology

  • Concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Concentration in Molecular Biology
  • Concentration in Teacher Preparation

B.S. in Marine Science

Master’s degree

M.S. in Applied Marine & Watershed Science


Minor in Environmental Science
Minor in Environmental Studies
Minor in Chemistry
Minor in Biology
Minor in Environmental Health Policy

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Field Notes ~ May-June 2015

Plant Pathology Laboratory students are studying host resistance to fruit rot diseases in a wide range of commercially grown cultivars. The goal of this research is to identify the spectrum of resistance to common diseases in strawberry fruits such as Gray mold and Rhizopus rot which annually cause significant losses both in the field and in storage. Fruits are harvested and then incubated in humidity chambers and assessed daily for the presence of pathogens. This preliminary research will hopefully allow the laboratory to study some interesting aspects of resistance such as determining the biochemical and molecular factors that contribute to the basis of resistance.

Past field notes