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Wittenberg's environmental science program is nationally-recognized for its community engagement. You will work with our 20+ local partners, award winning faculty, and engage with the community in environmental problem solving.

Society's actions increasingly affect the natural environment, and our participation in understanding, assessing and minimizing the impact of our actions is critical.

Wittenberg's mission, in part, is to create a participatory citizen who recognizes their obligation to the natural environment.

Campus initiatives such as Green Wittenberg, the EcoHouse and the President's Climate Commitment have enabled students, staff and faculty to embrace components of the Wittenberg mission in their personal, professional and civic lives as responsible global citizens.

The environmental science program features working across fields to address environmental problems. Examples include planning stream restoration, improving wetland planning, mapping soil pollution, monitoring nuisance and endangered wildlife and developing recommendations for parks and planners. Our students go on to work in water resources, conservation, ecosystem services, restoration, wildlife management in private, government, and municipal roles.

A key feature of our program is research on environmental sustainability. We recently received a NSF grant to create transdisciplinary STEM-Business curriculum addressing sustainable development goals that will position our students for many emerging careers improving business, organizational, and community resilience. 

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